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eBook The last raven download ISBN: 0060992301
Author: Craig Thomas
Publisher: Harper & Row (1990)
Language: English
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Craig Thomas's THE LAST RAVEN brings Patrick Hyde back from the dead with a vengence. Sir Kenneth Aubrey's must keep him alive and ease the guilt he carries for the hurt their job caused the people who loved Patrick.

Craig Thomas's THE LAST RAVEN brings Patrick Hyde back from the dead with a vengence. Hyde is pushed to the very edge of his physical and mental resources when he witnesses an airline shot from the sky by some Soviet officals and a CIA officer gone rogue.

Thomas became an English Teacher, working in various grammar schools in the West David Craig Owen Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the Mitchell Gant series

Thomas became an English Teacher, working in various grammar schools in the West David Craig Owen Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the Mitchell Gant series. The son of the Western Mail rugby union writer, JBG Thomas, Craig was educated at Cardiff High School. He graduated from University College, Cardiff in 1967, obtaining his . after completing a thesis on Thomas Hardy. Thomas became an English Teacher, working in various grammar schools in the West Midlands, and was Head of English at the Shire Oak School, Walsall Wood.

Craig Thomas was born in Cardiff, England in 1942, and was educated at Cardiff High School and University .

Craig Thomas was born in Cardiff, England in 1942, and was educated at Cardiff High School and University College, Cardiff. After completing his MA on Thomas Hardy, he went into teaching. Throughout his eleven years teaching English, Thomas longed to go into writing. Thomas' subsequent books, including The Bears Tears, Winter Hawk, All the Grey Cats, The Last Raven and A Hooded Crow, all spring from his interest in "speculations" on geopolitical tensions and conflicts.

David Craig Owen Thomas (24 November 1942 – 4 April 2011) was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the Mitchell Gant and Kenneth Aubrey series of novels. The son of the Western Mail rugby union writer JBG Thomas, he was educated at Cardiff High School.

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A Great Post Cold war novel from Thomas. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. Most of Thomas' best works involve cold war themes and settings. However, in 'Raven' Thomas breaks the mold that worked so well for him for over a decade and came up with a believable and terrifying scenario in which the American CIA and elements w/in it are in league with the enemy.

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Craig Thomas, who has died from pneumonia aged 68, was at the forefront of the spy/adventure genre known as. .

Craig Thomas, who has died from pneumonia aged 68, was at the forefront of the spy/adventure genre known as the techno-thriller, novels in which technology – usually cutting-edge military hardware extrapolated from current technological advances – is central to the plot. Thomas's 1977 novel Firefox featured the fictional MiG-31, an aircraft so advanced that it would immediately give the Russians the upper hand. At the time, the Russians had the MiG-25 Foxbat, the fastest reconnaissance bomber and interceptor in the air, with a top speed of Mach .

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Aiata
Patrick Hyde makes his come-back after Craig left him out of the two previous novels. All the Grey Cats ended with Hyde missing and presumed dead in Afghanistan. After the events of The Bear's Tears, where Hyde got quite a bit of experience in Afghanistan, he's put on loan to the US in the region. Though it's not long before he runs into some trouble.

He witnesses Russians shoot down an airliner in Tajikistan. Among the KGB and Red Army present, he also sees a CIA agent he knows, and quickly finds himself on the run. As for the plane that got shot down, the wife of the Soviet premier, who's trying to get democracy to Russia, was on board. Seems the hard-liners don't want things to change and will go to great lengths to keep things the same. On the other side of the world, Kenneth Aubrey's niece is living in the San Francisco area and gets a frantic call from a friend. He turns up dead, and she ends up on the run aswell. Kenneth Aubrey desperately wants to help Hyde, but finds he also needs to help his niece. Are the two incidents connected perhaps? Also, there's a South Afraican named Paulus Malan, who knows Aubrey's neice and is tied up with this somehow.

Phil Cass, who helped out Hyde in The Bear's Tears, shows up to help Hyde out again at one point, and Hyde's girlfriend Ros is also around. Dmitri Priabin, of the Mitchell Gant novels, seems to be in some sort of deal with Paulus Malan. There are times where some of the sub-plots can be confussing, and the continuing ones will get even more confussing with A Hooded Crow, the next Craig novel. But all in all, this is still a pretty good Craig book.
Vuzahn
Most of Thomas' best works involve cold war themes and settings. However, in 'Raven' Thomas breaks the mold that worked so well for him for over a decade and came up with a believable and terrifying scenario in which the American CIA and elements w/in it are in league with the enemy.

This book grabbed me early on as Patrick Hyde, who begins the book on the edge, witnesses the shooting down of an airliner in the remote regions of eastern Russia. He soon realizes that it was the plane of the Russian President's wife, who had been on a mission to gain support from Afghanistan to bring peace to that region. Hyde's group is wiped out and framed for the crime by the enemy and he quickly realizes that the leader of this group isn't who you would normally think. Working against Hyde is that the British had thought him dead, now they want to sweep the incident under the rug, so not only is he on the run from the CIA, but also British agents as well. Always just 1 step ahead of his pursuers, it quickly becomes obvious that Hyde's mission to get to the bottom of the story will be much harder than he originally thought.

Eventually he teams up w/ Kenneth Aubrey's niece, who has run into the American side of this plot, when her boyfriend, who had been investigating a plane crash in California stumbles on to something and ends up on the run himself. Throughout many locations in California, Hyde and Kathryn Aubrey remain on the run avoiding the CIA and local law enforcement, all who think they are doing the right thing by capturing them. Whether it be in rundown jazz clubs, upscale London clubs, gutter neighborhoods of Sausallito or final confrontation on the shores of Lake Shasta, Craig Thomas does a magnifacent job of painting a vivid description of the surroundings and weaves together a complex plot pretty well.

I didn't give this book 5 stars b/c the Russian end of the story doesn't fit well. I don't know if the book was written w/ the intent of having a sequel, but as a stand alone book, Thomas did a poor job of tying in the smuggling story. Also, I felt the story really slowed down for about 50-75 pgs. about 2/3 of the way through when the conspiracy was being unraveled. I thought overall it was kind of hard to keep track of everything at 1 point. However, the way the book pulls you in early, and the amazing climax as the book winds down, this book definetely gets a solid rating from me and a recommendation to anyone looking for action/adventure or a spy thriller.
Buge
I grew up on Ian Fleming's Bond, and while Thomas writes nothing like Fleming and Patrick Hyde is no James Bond, I have found my fast-paced espionage-based fix with Thomas and enjoy all of his works.
The Last Raven moves slowly at times, but it's easy to get caught up in the author's generous descriptions of events, detailing the most minute bits of a room perhaps, or a character's nervous movements to the point his works really play out in your mind like a film. The story was not written to merely explain a fictional circumstance, but to guide you rather realistically through the dangers and horrors a man may face in order to save himself and protect his country. Patrick Hyde is a very believeable man too close to the edge, and when hunted by CIA agents, you sometimes wonder if he's already toppled over it. Because Thomas continually updates his readers with what other major characters may be up to in other parts of the world, it's sometimes tempting to skip through and read only those paragraphs pertaining to Hyde or to his boss, Kenneth Aubrey, but even the duller bits help add up the whole, and the book flows along like a mountain stream--with swirls and eddies and exciting white water all leading to the harrowing conclusion. Realistic, intricate, detailed storytelling for true spy-story fans.
Lamranilv
Craig Thomas's THE LAST RAVEN brings Patrick Hyde back from the dead with a vengence. Sir Kenneth Aubrey's must keep him alive and ease the guilt he carries for the hurt their job caused the people who loved Patrick.
Hyde is pushed to the very edge of his physical and mental resources when he witnesses an airline shot from the sky by some Soviet officals and a CIA officer gone rogue. Just inside the Soviet border near Afghanistan Hyde photographs the disaster and makes his escape under heavy odds.
Thomas pulls every ounce of the pain and exhaustion from his words as Hyde makes it to safety only to be sent to the United States to rescue Sir Kenneth's niece who's boy-friend has been killed by the same group.
Chills and thrills galore with this action/adventure spy novel.
Nash Black, author of SINS OF THE FATHERS