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Author Collin, Richard.

Title The man with many names / Richard Oliver Collin.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, [1995]
©1995

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 UniM Bund  813.54 COLLIN {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 198 pages ; 22 cm
Summary The mysterious protagonist is known only as the Adviser - an American intelligence officer who has assumed so many false identities that he has lost touch with his own. He arrives in Oman, a desolate and remote country lying between Arabia's Empty Quarter and the Indian Ocean, at the end of a long, bitter guerrilla war; he is haunted by thoughts of a woman named Ellen, about whom there are the darkest of secrets. In the course of one turbulent day, the Adviser survives more than a man should endure in a lifetime. His companions are Arab soldiers, a charismatic British Sergeant Major named Woodward, and a memorable lunatic called Napalm. A strange, quick friendship develops between the tormented American and the gallant Englishman when they rescue a beautiful Arab child named Bint. By the end of the day, all the threads of the Adviser's life come together, and Ellen's full story is revealed.
Subject Intelligence service -- Fiction.
Americans -- Arab countries -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Arab countries -- Fiction.
War stories.
ISBN 0312113927