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Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics

Play The Red Queen

Juris Jurjevics

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Imprint: No Exit Press
Publisher: No Exit Press
Publication date: 13 Feb 2020
ISBN: 780857304094

The posthumous masterwork by critically acclaimed author, storied publisher, and Viet Nam veteran Juris Jurjevics—the story of two American GI cops caught in the corrupt cauldron of a Vietnamese civil war stoked red hot by revolution.

  • The TimesThriller Book of the Month
5 stars out of 5
10 Nov 2020

"The twist is executed with a card sharp’s panache."

Published posthumously, this smart, politically inflected thriller draws on Juris Jurjevics’s memories of his service in Vietnam. If its chief merit is his sumptuous reconstruction of the era’s ambience, it is also refreshingly nuanced in its depiction of character — Miser is not above running scams of his own — while respecting the rules of the genre. The twist is executed with a card sharp’s panache.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
22 Nov 2020

"Jurjevics vividly conjures up the febrile atmosphere of a city in turmoil."

Jurjevics vividly conjures up the febrile atmosphere of a city in turmoil. Himself a Vietnam war veteran, he succeeds brilliantly in fusing the real events and people of the time with his invented story of an ever more desperate quest to track down a killer.