The English Führer (Paperback)Rory Clements (author)
The king of WW2 thrillers posits the continuation of covert Axis hostilities in peacetime, as a Japanese submarine explodes of the coast of England in this propulsive page-turner.
Autumn 1945 - Off the east coast of England, a Japanese sub surfaces, unloads its mysterious cargo, then blows itself to pieces. Former spy Professor Tom Wilde is enjoying peacetime in Cambridge, settling back into teaching and family life. Until a call from senior MI5 boss Lord Templeman brings him out of retirement.
A nearby village has been locked down by the military, its residents blighted by a deadly illness. No one is allowed in or out. There are rumours the Nazi machine is still operational, with links to Unit 731, a notorious Japanese biological warfare research laboratory. But how could they possibly be plotting on British soil - and why?
What's more, Wilde and Templeman's names are discovered on a Gestapo kill list. And after a series of assassinations an unthinkable question emerges: could an Englishman be behind the plot?
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'Tom Wilde, Rory Clements' unlikely but likeable academic-cum-spy, is back... Clements manages to pull it all together with his usual flair.' - The Times
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“Very satisfying read”
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“Engrossing espionage thriller”
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