Last Call for Blackford Oakes : Against the backdrop of sinister Cold War intrigue Blackford Oakes crosses paths - and swords - with Kim Philby, perhaps the highest-ranking in the parade of defectors to the Soviet Union. Oakes is now himself a master spy, working out of the agency and around agency rules. His romance with an able and worldly Soviet doctor provides consolation for the death of his beloved Sally. But after his return to Washington he receives dismaying news. It is inevitable that the great Soviet spy and the renowned American agent will meet again - this time, with deadly consequences.