A Very Private War
by Jon Cleary
William Collins Sons & Co., 1980 [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0002220547
Near Fine Condition, spine slightly cocked, previous owners inscription in pencil on front flyleaf, shelf wear, edge wear
'The Solomon Islands, astride the lifeline from America to Australia, looked ready to fall to the advancing Japanese. Vital information was needed and to secure it Mullane and Vokes had to venture into the very heart of the Japanese-occupied area of Rabaul. Along the way they picked up two unwanted passengers: a German missionary bishop and a badly injured Japanese general, sole survivor of an air crash.
It is an adventure story with fully-rounded characters whose fate becomes as important to the reader as his own. It is Jon Cleary at the top of his form.'