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The Ways of the World : The Wide World Series - Robert Goddard

The Ways of the World

The Wide World Series

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Published: 1st August 2014
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A thrilling espionage story set in Paris after the First World War, full of classic Goddard double crosses and triple twists 1919. The eyes of the world are on the city of Paris where diplomats, politicians, spies and opportunists have gathered to discuss the fate of Germany in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the First World War. In such circumstances, the last thing the British diplomatic community need is the untimely death of one of their delegation. So when Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress' apartment block in mysterious circumstances, their first instinct is to sanitize any unexplained aspects to his death.

But his son ex Royal Flying Corps ace, James ‘Max' Maxted, has other ideas. He resolves to get to the bottom of Sir Henry's death - even if it does mean disturbing the impression of harmonious calm which the negotiating teams have worked so hard to maintain. In a city where nations are jostling for position at the crossroads of history and stakes are very high, it is difficult to tell who is a friend and who is a foe. And Max will soon discover how much he needs friends…

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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An excellent rollicking yarn. Buy the trilogy. Well worth it

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Ways of the World:

    The trilogy is excellent. A real page turner and well worth the money. I have now bought 5 more books from this author.

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    "A sly, highbrow take on the espionage thriller with a rich background that lends sophistication to an already opulent story" Kirkus Reviews

    ISBN: 9780552167055
    ISBN-10: 0552167053
    Series: The Wide World Trilogy
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 544
    Published: 1st August 2014
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.1  x 3.5
    Weight (kg): 0.37
    Edition Number: 1