Synopses & Reviews
With his Frederick Troy series, John Lawton has been compared to such top historical espionage writers as John le Carré and Len Deighton. Now, in this prequel to Black Out
, Lawton transports readers to 1941 London during the German Blitz, brilliantly re-creating the era of ration tickets, air raids, and bomb shelters.
Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy operating undercover as an SS officer, has fled Germany with Hitler's secret blueprints for the invasion of Russia. As American, British, and German operatives race through war-torn London in search of the spy, bodies begin to pile up and the question arises: Are Stahl and his American contact being played by one of their own? In this game of spy vs. spy, only Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard will be shrewd enough to uncover the truth.
In this prequel to "Black Out," Lawton transports readers to 1941 London during the German Blitz, brilliantly recreating the era for a riveting novel of murder and intrigue. As American, British, and German operatives race through the war-torn city in search of a spy, bodies pile up--and only Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard is shrewd enough to uncover the truth behind their spy-versus-spy games.
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If you haven't discovered Lawton, this is the ideal starting point. (The Washinton Post Book World)A rich and juicy montage that throbs with life. (The Chicago Tribune)[A] superior espionage tale. (The Seattle Times)