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The Assignment 

The Assignment (1963)
A novel by Per Wahlöö

 
From Per Wahlöö - co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries - comes a novel about a political assassination in South America, and unassuming diplomat is chosen to take his place.
 
The Provincial Resident of a desolate province in a South America has been assassinated. When Manuel Ortega, a minor diplomat, accepts the appointment as the dead man's successor, it seems a foolhardy decision. From the day he assumes his post he is plunged into a violent, corrupt world, where two extremist political factions are at odds. Ortega is caught in the middle, surrounded by people he's not sure he can trust--his alluring secretary, the cynical chief of police, and the sullen bodyguards who try to keep the Resident alive. As the tension rises, Ortega must take action, but the question remains: what will he do?

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Per Wahloo's The Assignment


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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : Paperback
Title: The Assignment (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Author(s): Per Wahloo
ISBN: 0307744760 / 9780307744760 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 1978 : Paperback
Title: The Assignment
Author(s): Peter Wahloo; Translator-J. Tate
ISBN: 0722188056 / 9780722188057 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

1969 : Paperback
Title: The assignment
Author(s): Per Wahl
ISBN: 058311394X / 9780583113946 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mayflower
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: The Assignment (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Author(s): Per Wahloo
ISBN: B004R1Q282
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

 


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