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Black Out

Black Out Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 9780802195845
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 416
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John Lawton’s debut novel—first published by Viking in 1995, and now being reissued by Grove Press—is a stunning, war-time thriller that cements his place among the greatest crime writers of our era. The first of the Inspector Troy novels, Black Out singularly captures the realities of wartime London, weaving them into a riveting drama that encapsulates the uncertainty of Europe at the dawn of the postwar era. London, 1944. While the Luftwaffe makes its final assault on the already battered British capital, Londoners rush through the streets, seeking underground shelter in the midst of the city’s black out. When the panic subsides, other things begin to surface along with London’s war-worn citizens. A severed arm is discovered by a group of children playing at an East End bomb site, and when Scotland Yard’s Dective Sergeant Frederick Troy arrives at the scene, it becomes apparent that the dismembered body is not the work of a V-1 rocket. After Troy manages to link the severed arm to the disappearance of a refugee scientist form Nazi Germany, America’s newest intelligence agency, the OSS, decides to get involved. The son of a titled Russian émigré, Troy is forced to leave the London he knows and enter a corrupt world of bloody consequences, stateless refugees, and mysterious women as he unearths a chain of secrets leading straight to the Allied high command.

Friends and Traitors

Friends and Traitors Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 9780802189219
Release 2017-10-03
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John Lawton’s Inspector Troy novels are regularly singled out as a crime series of exceptional quality, by critics and readers alike. Friends and Traitors is the eighth novel in the series—which can be read in any order—a story of betrayal, espionage, and the dangers of love. London, 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a European trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod has decided to take his entire family on “the Grand Tour” for his fifty-first birthday: a whirlwind of restaurants, galleries, and concert halls from Paris to Florence to Vienna to Amsterdam. But Frederick Troy only gets as far as Vienna. It is there that he crosses paths with an old acquaintance, a man who always seems to be followed by trouble: British spy turned Soviet agent Guy Burgess. Suffice it to say that Troy is more than surprised when Burgess, who has escaped from the bosom of Moscow for a quick visit to Vienna, tells him something extraordinary: “I want to come home.” Troy knows this news will cause a ruckus in London—but even Troy doesn’t expect an MI5 man to be gunned down as a result, and Troy himself suspected of doing the deed. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy is haunted by more than just Burgess’s past liaisons—there is a scandal that goes up to the highest ranks of Westminster, affecting spooks and politicians alike. And the stakes become all the higher for Troy when he reencounters a woman he first met in the Ritz hotel during a blackout—falling in love is a handicap when playing the game of spies.

Flesh Wounds

Flesh Wounds Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 9780802142306
Release 2006-01
Pages 343
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When an old love returns into Troy's life, the Scotland Yard investigator finds himself embroiled in American politics when he agrees to help his old lover, who is currently the wife of a presidential candidate. By the author of Old Flames. Reprint.

Second Violin

Second Violin Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 1555848621
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 432
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One of today’s top historical espionage writers, considered “as good as Le Carré” (Chicago Tribune) and “a master” (Rocky Mountain News), John Lawton adds another spellbinding thriller to his Inspector Troy series with Second Violin. The sixth installment in the series, Lawton’s new novel opens in 1938 with Europe on the brink of war. In London, Frederick Troy, newly promoted to the prestigious murder squad at Scotland Yard, is put in charge of rounding up a list of German and Italian “enemy aliens” that also includes Frederick’s brother, Rod, who learns upon receiving an internment letter that he was born in Austria despite having grown up in England. Hundreds of men are herded by train to a neglected camp on the Isle of Man. And as the bombs start falling on London, a murdered rabbi is found, then another, and another. Amid great war, murder is what matters. Moving from the Nazi-infested alleys of prewar Vienna to the bombed-out streets of 1940 London, and featuring an extraordinary cast of characters, Lawton’s latest thriller is a suspenseful and intelligent novel, as good a spy story as it is an historical narrative.

Bluffing Mr Churchill

Bluffing Mr  Churchill Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 0143034324
Release 2004
Pages 402
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In 1941, the sheltered Calvin M. Cormack teams up with Walter Stilton, a rowdy MI5 officer, to find Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy masquerading as an SS officer, who flees Germany with valuable information on Hitler's plans to invade Russia, but Cormack must enlist the aid of Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard after his partner turns up dead. Reprint.

The Unfortunate Englishman

The Unfortunate Englishman Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 0802123996
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 400
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Having shot someone in what he believed was self-defense in the chaotic streets of postwar Berlin, East End Londoner turned spy Joe Wilderness finds himself locked up with little chance to escape. But an official pardon from Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go. His return to London is brief, for another assignment from Burne-Jones puts him into the line of danger again. The operation will take him back to Berlin, where he spent several years working the black market after the war, the city now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. Khrushchev and Kennedy are playing a game of chicken, gambling with the fate of millions of German lives. On August 13, 1961, barbed wire is laid down, separating the Soviet controlled sectors from the rest of the city. With an old paramour at threat in the divided city, and the inscrutable Khrushchev developing plans for something that could change the fate of the Cold War, Wilderness is thrust into matters well beyond his control. And meanwhile, MI6’s new man in Moscow has to improvise some quite unusual techniques in order to get the information he needs . . .

Sweet Sunday

Sweet Sunday Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 9780802192370
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 336
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A standalone from one of England's best-loved literary thriller writers, regularly compared to John Le Carré and Philip Kerr, Sweet Sunday takes the reader back to the hot, sweaty summer of 1969, the American summer in the American year in the American century. Turner Raines isn’t a typical New York private eye. He’s a has-been—among the things he has been are a broken Civil Rights worker, a second-rate lawyer, and a tenth-rate journalist. But in 1969, as the USA is about to land a man on the moon, and the Vietnam War is set to continue to rip the country to pieces, Raines is working as a private detective helping draft-dodgers make it to Canada. As Norman Mailer finalizes his campaign for Mayor of New York, Raines leaves for Toronto, and by the time Raines gets back, his oldest friend is dead, the city has changed forever, and with it, his life. As Raines follows the trail of his friend's death, he finds himself blasted back to the Texas of his childhood, confronted anew with his divided family, and blown into the path of certain people who know about secret goings-on in Vietnam, stories they may now be willing to tell.


Riptide Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 1611855888
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 368
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London, 1941 and Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy, is on the run. Captain Calvin M. Cormack is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton to find him before the Germans do.

A Lily of the Field

A Lily of the Field Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 9780802119568
Release 2010
Pages 381
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A novel set before, during, and after World War II follows the loosely parallel lives of an Austrian cellist, Meret Voytek, whose orchestra becomes part of the Hitler Youth, and Hungarian physist Karel Szabo, who is recruited by the Americans to help build the atomic bomb.

Silk Scents Spice

Silk  Scents   Spice Author John Lawton
ISBN-10 923103927X
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 127
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Looks at the history of the great trade routes, including the Silk Road, the spice route, and the incense trail.

A Test of Wills

A Test of Wills Author Charles Todd
ISBN-10 9780061758072
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 320
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“Todd has written a first novel that speaks out, urgently and compassionately, for a long-dead generation….A meticulously wrought puzzle.” —New York Times Book Review “An intricately plotted mystery. With this remarkable debut, Charles Todd breaks new ground in the historical crime novel.” —Peter Lovesey, author of The Circle “You’re going to love Todd.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly The first novel to feature war-damaged Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, A Test of Wills is the book that brought author Charles Todd into the spotlight. This Edgar® and Anthony Award-nominated, New York Times Notable mystery brilliantly evokes post-World War I Great Britain and introduces readers to one of crime fiction’s most compelling series protagonists. Here the shell-shocked Rutledge struggles to retain his fragile grip on sanity while investigating the death of a popular army colonel, murdered, it appears, by a decorated war hero with ties to the Royal Family. A phenomenal writer, a twisting puzzle, a character-rich re-creation of an extraordinary time and place…it all adds up to one exceptional read that will delight fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, Jacqueline Winspear, Ruth Rendell, and other masters of the British procedural.

What Do I Read Next

What Do I Read Next Author Neil Barron
ISBN-10 IND:30000103034546
Release 2001
Pages 669
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What Do I Read Next has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What Do I Read Next also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What Do I Read Next book for free.

Books Out Loud

Books Out Loud Author
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003120145
Release 2007
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Books Out Loud has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Books Out Loud also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Books Out Loud book for free.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 B Group 2 Pamphlets Etc New Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Part 1   B  Group 2  Pamphlets  Etc  New Series Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2989468
Release 1928
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Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 B Group 2 Pamphlets Etc New Series has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 B Group 2 Pamphlets Etc New Series also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 B Group 2 Pamphlets Etc New Series book for free.

The Black Fox Magazine Modern Mink Breeder

The Black Fox Magazine   Modern Mink Breeder Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433090788716
Release 1922
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The Black Fox Magazine Modern Mink Breeder has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Black Fox Magazine Modern Mink Breeder also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Black Fox Magazine Modern Mink Breeder book for free.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112100650313
Release 1927
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Catalog of Copyright Entries has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Catalog of Copyright Entries also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Catalog of Copyright Entries book for free.

HALO Last Light

HALO  Last Light Author Troy Denning
ISBN-10 9781501103377
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 400
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An original novel set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! It is 2553, and the three-decade long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet, in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict. Beneath the surface of the planet Gao lies a vast cavern system renowned for its therapeutic effects and rumored miraculous cures. But now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there—violent acts that happen to coincide with the recent arrival of a UNSC research battalion protected by Spartan Blue Team, led by the renowned Spartan-II Fred-104. Maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of Protection is only trying to do her job as the Special Inspector assigned to catch a serial killer—one who is possibly hiding within the Spartan ranks—but she never anticipates the situation spiraling out of control into an all-out crisis. When Gao is revealed to harbor ancient Forerunner technology that could solidify the UNSC’s military supremacy for centuries to come, Insurrection loyalists within the planetary government will do anything—even align with a vicious faction of what remains of the Covenant—to ensure that never happens…