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The Young Man From Lima
John Blackburn

A series of assassinations in London and a civil war in a backward South American republic are found to be bizarrely linked by the discovery of a parasitic micro-organism which defies the laws of biochemistry.

What is the connection with the bloodstained legend of the deranged ‘Young Man from Lima’ who disappeared into the jungle of war-torn Nuevo Leon sixteen years previously? Could the crazed guerrilla leader really be plotting to unleash a biological weapon on the whole human race?

Prominent scientist Marcus Levin and retried Intelligence boss General Kirk believe the answers lie deep in a remote jungle stronghold and their journey there is not so much a voyage into the heart of darkness as a plunge into the heart of a violent nightmare.

John Blackburn was a unique voice in British crime fiction, often combining the Cold War spy story with the action thriller and spicing the whole brew with a generous mix of Gothic horror and the supernatural.


First published in 1968.

Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-1-906288-44-0
Size: 216 X 140
Price: £ 10.99

Articles and Reviews

10 Jun 2011     Review from 'Pretty Sinister' website     Review
06 May 2010     John Blackburn Picture     Article
06 May 2010     John Blackburn Biographical details     Article

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