Destination Unknown
To Anthony
who likes foreign travel as much as I do
UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1954
John Bull, Sep.25-Oct.23 1954
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1955 as "So Many Steps to Death"
Chicago Tribune, Apr.12-Jun.9 1955 as 'Destination X'

Plot

When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence services. Are they being kidnapped? Blackmailed? Brainwashed? One woman appears to hold the key to the mystery. Unfortunately, Olive Betterton now lies dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plane crash.
Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die...

Characters

Mr. Aristides, Mrs. Calvin Baker, Dr. Louis Barron, Olive Betterton, Thomas Charles Betterton, Hilary Craven, Herr Director, Torguil Ericsson, Major Boris Andrei Pavlov Glyor, Janet Hetherington, Miss Jennson, Mr. Jessop, Mademoiselle LaRoche, Henri Laurier, Monsieur Leblanc, Mohammed, Bianca Murchison, Dr. Simon Murchison, Helga Needheim, Dr. Rubec, Paul Van Heidem, Colonel Wharton

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Dodd,Mead


Pocket Books


others


Audio


Western Europe covers

Destination inconnue

French index


Audio


Met onbekende bestemming

Dutch index


Der unheimliche Weg

German index


Audio


Northern Europe covers

Destination okänd

Swedish index


Ukendt bestemmelsessted

Danish index


Mot ukjent mål

Norwegian index


Määränpää tuntematon

Finnish index


Dularfullt mannrán

Icelandic index


Sihtpunkt teadmata

Estonian index


Nezināmā virzienā


Nežinoma linkme

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Destinazione ignota

Italian index


Destino desconocido

Spanish index


Destinació desconeguda


Um Destino Ignorado / Destino Desconhecido

Portuguese index

Um Destino Ignorado


Destino Desconhecido


Ταξίδι προς το άγνωστο

Greek index


Непознато одредиште / Nepoznato odredište

former Yugoslavia index


Sudbina nepoznata

former Yugoslavia index


Stopnice v smrt

former Yugoslavia index


Sudbina nepoznata

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Miesto určenia neznáme / Místo určení neznámé

Czech index


Úticélja ismeretlen

Hungarian index


Направление неизвестно

Bulgarian index


Podróż w nieznane

Polish index


Destinatie necunoscuta / Misiune imposibila

Romanian index


Місце призначення невідомо

Место назначения неизвестно

Russian index


Middle East & Asian covers

დანიშნულების ადგილი უცნობია


Bilinmeyen Hedef / Nereye? / Ölüm Çölü

Turkish index


המרגלת היפה

Hebrew index


الوجهة غير معلومة ⁄ الطائرة المفقودة ⁄ المصير المجهول

Arabic index


مقصد نامعلوم

A.P. = anno Persico (Persian year); Persian index


Menuju Negeri Antah Berantah

Indonesian index


เส้นทางสีเลือด ⁄ จารกรรมจำแลง ⁄ เงื่อนตาย

Thai index


Kẻ buôn người

Vietnamese index

目的地不明 / 未知的旅途 / 地狱之旅

Chinese index

目的地不明


未知的旅途


地狱之旅


english


死への旅

Japanese index


죽음을 향한 발자국

Korean index