The Sabre Squadron - Simon RavenLondon: Anthony Blond, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Matt paper dust wrapper has insignificant edgewear and is a touch faded with rubbing to the folds and a little sunning to the spine. Bruised at the head of the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Number 3 in the series.
From the cover: “Who will save Daniel Mond?
Captain Fielding Gray, the oddly intelligent cavalry officer, 2 i.e. of the Sabre Squadron, bitter in his cups, but loved (and protected) by his Troop?
Lt. Leonard Percival, of the middle-class Wessex Fusiliers in the same garrison at Gottingen? Earle Restorick, the friendly American student who slopes around the university on some ill-defined historical research?
Herr Pappenheim, the German ‘civilian observer’ with more than an observer’s interest in matters military?
Could his friends and sponsors at Lancaster College, Cambridge, help, or were they too remote? The mathematical enigma solved by Mond has a practical application which makes him a wanted man. The threats begin during a Band Night in the mess and become steadily more physical. He has to get out, but leaving, when sought by the agents of so many powers, is a problem requiring from the timorous but stubborn Daniel Mond some kind of illegal action. The Sabre Squadron, third in Simon Raven’s Alms for Oblivion series is set in still just occupied Germany in the early 1950’s.”