Riptide

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9780752847894: Riptide

Spring 1941. In Germany, 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, and between them they scour London, a city awash with spivs and refugees. But then things start to go terribly wrong and, ditched by MI6 and disowned by his embassy, Cal is introduced to his one last hope - Sgt Troy of Scotland Yard...

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John Lawton has spent the last ten years making television programmes, mostly for Channel 4, and editing volumes of H. G. Wells' work. He is the author of the Detective-Sergeant Troy series of crime novels. He lives in Derbyshire.

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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 *

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Published by Phoenix (an Imprint of The Ori (2002)
ISBN 10: 0752847899 ISBN 13: 9780752847894
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