A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up ... See full summary »
Amnesiac geologist Anthony Edwards is working on a project that he had been retained to do. He has no memory of the past, but during the project, his memory begins to return, and the memories are not happy ones.
Stuart Wilson and girl friend are pursued by George Sewall and Vladek Sheybal
This excellent spy-action-thriller tale of pursuit is very well done and intelligent. Stuart Wilson, whom I had not seen before, is strong as an ex-MI5 agent blackmailed back into doing a seemingly simple task of delivering a package (the ultimate Macguffin) in Iceland. He hooks up with his girl friend, Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir. Her part is beyond the usual female accompanying part. She becomes integral to the story. Wilson finds himself pursued and he suspects the pursuer is an old KGB nemesis that he once wounded and made impotent, Vladek Sheybal. He's been a screen presence from "Kanal" onwards to "From Russia with Love" and beyond. Wilson's operations chief in Iceland, George Sewall, is after him too when he deviates from the scripted delivery, necessarily if he wants to live.
We see a great deal of the Icelandic volcanic landscapes, made good use of in the story itself. Wilson has to sort out the puzzle of his tenuous endangered position from a distance, so to speak, with not much help from the "main office" in England, although he does manage one phone call. The competent and clever Wilson has to devise plans while on the run with Steindórsdóttir.
This is a hard-hitting, tense, terse thriller without sentimentality.
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