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The Corners of the Globe : The Wide World : James Maxted 2 - Robert Goddard

The Corners of the Globe

The Wide World : James Maxted 2

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Published: 1st July 2014
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Spring, 1919. James ‘Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder and treachery he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, convinced the only man who knows about the mysterious events leading up to Sir Henry's death is elusive German spymaster, Fritz Lemmer.

To find out more, he enlists in Lemmer's network under false colours and is despatched to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been interned in Scapa Flow. His mission: to recover a document secreted aboard one of the German battleships. But the information it contains is so explosive Max is forced to break cover and embark on a desperate and dangerous race south, pursued by men happy to kill him to recover the document.

The breathless chase will take Max from the far north of Scotland to London and on to Paris, where the world's governments are still bartering over the spoils in the aftermath of the Great War. The stakes could not be higher. It is life and death for all concerned.

About the Author

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. The first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw. His thriller, Long Time Coming won an Edgar in the Mystery Writers of America awards.

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      5.0

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      By Christine

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        Comments about The Corners of the Globe:

        What a wonderful Part 2 of the trilogy. I was given the first one in the series as a gift, opened it, fell into the book and it was un-put-down-able! I then ordered Part 2 and began to read, with fingers and toes crossed that Robert Goddard had been able to maintain the momentum. Again, I disappeared into the book and just had to keep reading!

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        Great Read

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          Comments about The Corners of the Globe:

          This is a great read, love anything Robert Goddard writes, never disappointed. This a the second book in a trilogy but probably could be read as a stand alone. It has a bit of everything, mystery, spying, suspense, & great characters.

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          History without tears

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            Comments about The Corners of the Globe:

            I enjoyed this historical novel about the "Decipherers" and the wars in India with Clive and the other real characters such as Watts.

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            ISBN: 9780593069769
            ISBN-10: 0593069765
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 400
            Published: 1st July 2014
            Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
            Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 14.8  x 3.0
            Weight (kg): 0.53