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Riptide : Inspector Troy - John Lawton


Inspector Troy


Published: 2nd May 2013
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Written by 'a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack' (Daily Telegraph), the Inspector Troy series is perfect for fans of Le Carre, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst. 1941. After ten years spying for the Americans, Wolfgang Stahl disappears during a Berlin air raid. The Germans think he's dead. The British know he's not. But where is he? MI6 convince US Intelligence that Stahl will head for London, and so Captain Cal Cormack, a shy American 'aristocrat', is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton of Stepney, fat, fifty and convivial. Between them they scour London, a city awash with spivs and refugees. When things start to go terribly wrong, ditched by MI6 and disowned by his embassy, Cal is introduced to his one last hope - Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard...

One of the most entertaining thrillers I have read. Sunday Telegraph Lawton evokes wartime London with an infectiously jaunty panache. -- Donna Leon Sunday Times The sense of London during the Blitz is strong and the story, with its mix of real history and believable invention, is fast-paced, twisting and tense. Observer Troy is a character of real depth and subtlety. His brooding presence at the heart of the novel, at once enigmatic and vulnerable, makes Riptide not only a satisfying read, but... [a thriller] with a strong moral heartbeat. Independent

ISBN: 9781611855883
ISBN-10: 1611855888
Series: Inspector Troy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd May 2013
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1