by John Lawton
Editor: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Written by’a sublime being, elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack’ – Daily Telegraph, The first book by John Lawton Inspector of Troy series, selected by Time magazine as one of the’Six Taste Police Series’ alongside Michael Connelly and Donna LeonThe London Blitz, 1944As the Luftwaffe made their last desperate assault on the city, Londoners take shelter once again and look forward to the signal of the D-DayIn the East End the children lead the charred police, dismembered corpse buried in a bomb siteThe victim is German and it quickly becomes obvious that it is not a murderFor the Russian emigrates as Detective Sergeant Troy it is the beginning of a manhunt that will lead him into a world of military intelligence and corruption in high places, a manhunt in which Troy is both hunter and hunted
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