This title will be released on January 26, 2017.
Europe is in turmoil.
The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland.
In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror.
Spain has erupted in civil war.
In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead in her Cambridge bedroom, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers.
In a London club, three senior members of the British establishment light the touch paper on a conspiracy that will threaten the very heart of government. Even the ancient colleges of Cambridge are not immune to political division. Dons and students must choose a side: right or left, where do you stand?
When a renowned member of the county set and his wife are found horribly murdered, a maverick history professor finds himself dragged into a world of espionage which, until now, he has only read about in books. But the deeper Thomas Wilde delves, the more he wonders whether the murders are linked to the death of the girl with the silver syringe – and, just as worryingly, to the scandal surrounding King Edward VIII and his mistress Wallis Simpson…
I have to say this is not a book I would normally go for, but I decided to try it and I am glad I did. It is set in 1936 which was a very highly political time in the war. Stalin and Hitler were at their all time high and getting even more aggressive. I found that this book was very educational and infomative as I learnt a lot about that era that I didn’t actually know. I became entranced with Thomas Wilde and what he would do or come up with next that I had to read it within one sitting. The chapters are not too long so you just think just one more chapter and then I had finished the book. A very well thought out story with a new hero of mine Thomas Wilde.
I was given a ARC for an honest review.
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