Harold Beaver

Sacrifice
  • Sacrifice

  • First there was Peter Wright - now the spectre of another tell-all British Intelligence officer haunts the government.

    Greville Sixsmith, a once powerful intelligence executive, retires to Melbourne to write his memoirs, memoirs so potentially explosive that his flat is watched night and day by members of the Australian and British Secret Services. . and by members of the Provisional IRA who have been tipped off that the memoirs contain the identity of a British mole at the top of their organisation.

    Little do they realise that the British have installed Sixsmith in order to feed them false information. That is until they break into his flat and torture the truth from Sixsmith himself. The one surviving IRA man sets off across Australia in order to tell his controller that the memoirs are a hoax. Hard on his heels are two Intelligence officers who will do anything to stop him. . .

Edgar Allan Poe (Author) Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was born in Boston and orphaned at an early age. Taken in by a couple from Richmond, Virginia, he spent a semester at the University of Virginia but could not afford to stay longer. After joining the Army and matriculating as a cadet, he started his literary career with the anonymous publication of Tamerlane and Other Poems, before working as a literary critic. His life was dotted with scandals, such as purposefully getting himself court-martialled to ensure dismissal from the Army, being discharged from his job at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond after being found drunk by his boss, and secretly marrying his thirteen-year-old cousin Virginia (listed twenty-one on the marriage certificate). His work took him to both New York City and Baltimore, where he died at the age of forty, two years after Virginia.

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