Dead or Alive

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John Creasey
21 July 2017
Agora Books

Return to Department Z in this classic thriller from John Creasey.

After the Second World War, the planet faces a new threat of destruction: Atomic warfare.

Professor Julian Conway discovers a way to make nations and people invulnerable to atomic attack. But the professor is kidnapped by power-hungry men who want to use his discovery to serve their own interests…

Gordon Craigie assigns agent Peter Ross to get the professor out of the hands of his captors, dead or alive. Ross has always been a single-minded, committed agent, but on this case, his own love affairs might get in the way. Because Ross is in love with Conway’s daughter—and with another woman, who may just be the key to the whole mystery…

Dead or Alive is the 26th book in the Department Z series, and was originally published in 1951.


Phenomenal.’ —Life Magazine

‘Mr. Creasey’s excitements follow fast upon each other.’ —Daily Telegraph

‘Action and pace have always been features of Mr. Creasey’s writing.’ —Scotsman

Racy, amusing, and up to date. Told with speed and ingenuity.’ —Morning Post

‘Mr. Creasey is a high-spirited and rambunctious narrator.’ —John o’ London’s Weekly

‘Creasey realizes that it is the principal business of thrillers to thrill.’ —Church Times

Will be remembered when most mystery stories are forgotten.’ Public Opinion

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