Desmond Bagley was born in , in Kendal, a rural town in England’s scenic Lake District. He left school aged fourteen and worked for a number of years in. Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in assignment begins with a simple errand – a parcel to deliver. But to Alan Stewart, stand. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley. Annabel /. Reviewed by Annabel. I’m delighted that the vogue for republishing the best thrillers from the.

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Ex- MI-6 spy Alan Stewart is coerced by his former masters to undertake a very simple final mission — to deliver a small parcel to a man in Iceland. Preview — Running Blind by Desmond Bagley. Dec 06, Dessmond rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Running Blind by Desmond Bagley (1970)

Bagley is particularly good at describing the bleak and rocky landscape of the almost treeless Icelandic wilderness, bringing some nice touches from the Icelandic sagas and desmind into the text too. With very sound descriptions of Iceland, its countryside and features, there are bad guys and good guys, and some who seem good but are certainly bad, trying to get track each other and obtain some things that are impo Alan Stewart has been out of the “Department” for a few years and is finding life in Iceland to his liking.

Jan 23, DeAnna Knippling rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stewart is not happy at all. Nov 26, Ole Andreasen rated it it was amazing Shelves: What would have surprised me a bit is if his long-term girlfriend had turned out to be spying on him but this is Bagley so, no, she is as good as he paints her from the start, in fact comes up trumps and saves the day. Graham was dead — a pawn suddenly swept babley the board. There are spies and counterspies, and double-agents all mixed in with a good piece of misdirection and misinformation.


This book dates from before the Great Cynicism of the s and suffers from its simplicity and honesty. Create a website or blog at WordPress. Nice trip to Iceland, Reyjavik!! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Well-known and acclaimed for their fast pace and rich local color, adventure thrillers by the classic action writer are presented here in double doses, each volume including special bonus materials Running Blind: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The first pleasant surprise was that even though I runnin I had read all the books, not all were translated to Danish at that time, so I could start out with a couple of new experiences. Like a more action packed 39 Steps set in Iceland.

The Bagley Brief – A website about the craftsmanlike thriller novelist Desmond Bagley

Running Blind is a first person narrative espionage thriller novel by English author Runing Bagleyfirst published in with a cover by Norman Weaver. Lots of agents on both sides die due to this little spy mindfuck game.

He published a total of sixteen thrillers, all craftsmanlike and nearly all best-sellers. To ask other readers questions about Running Blindplease sign up.

Vintage Pop Fictions: Desmond Bagley’s Running Blind

Chapter 5, III This is a first-person spy thriller told by British counter-espionage agent Alan Stewart and set in Iceland, where he has gone to do a simple courier job which goes badly wrong, and where he also has an apartment and a girlfriend who swiftly gets dragged into the turmoil. It was published in and would have been cutting edge at the time, complete with a couple of mentions of the moon landing from the previous year. In the interval, he was a film critic for Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg from — You are commenting using your Facebook account.


True, any doctor, even one just hatched from medical school, would have been able to diagnose the cause of death. Posted by dfordoom at Bagley suffered from a speech impediment stuttering all of his life, which initially exempted him from military conscription.

Running Blind is my favourite Bagley book, where our hero is trying to deliver a package in Iceland while being chaed by the Russians. Fast, intense, twisty, ironic, Icelandic. Decisive action beats idle thoughts This book dates from before the Great Cynicism of the s and suffers from its simplicity and honesty. Posted in BooksNovelSpy novelThriller. But idle thoughts were no use and action was necessary.

Although Desmond Bagley’s espionage thriller first published in and republished in is in many respects a product of its time although I have to say that it wasn’t nearly as sexist as I feared it would beit’s still a fast-paced, entertaining action thriller that kept me turning the pages from beginning to end.

Notify me of new comments via email. Stewart already hated Slade and now he hates him even more. When his boss says it will take a couple of hours, Alan says that the answer is just a button press away: He fears that Slade has set him up. Retrieved from ” https: