Contribution

(Masterpieces of Fiction, Detective and Mystery Edition)

Simon Harvester’s espionage novels have been praised for their authenticity and for their ability to offer readers both an adventure and an education. Based on his travels in Third World countries and on his considerable insight into world politics, Harvester’s novels are characterized by an underlying anticommunist philosophy. Dorian Silk, introduced in Dragon Road (1956) and featured in thirteen “Road” novels, represents Harvester at his best. The Dorian Silk novels have been called “the truest portrait of a secret service agent.”