Monday, January 20, 2014

The Liquidator by John Gardner

Hand-picked for his talents by Mostyn, the suave, sadistic Second-in-Command of British Special Security, Boysie Oakes's job is to quietly murder potential Top Secret security risks. But is Boysie the right man for the job? On the surface, he has all the right qualifications. And yet, behind that smooth surface, there are some strange discrepancies. Things begin to go wrong for Boysie when he takes Mostyn's secretary to the Cote d'Azur for a naughty weekend. What starts as a few days of seduction in the Mediterranean sun turns into a nightmare for Boysie as he becomes more and more embroiled in Operation Coronet.

Printing History
Written by John Gardner (1926-2007)

Copyright 1964

The Film

MGM Presents

Rod Taylor
Trevor Howard 
Jill St John

Directed by
Jack Cardiff


  1. I like that second cover; it's powerful without being overwhelming.

  2. I had no idea that there was a Boysie Oakes movie. Got to see that someday.