The Spider of Sarajevo - Archives of Tyranny (Hardback)Robert Wilton (author)
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From the winner of the Historical Writers' Association/Goldsboro Crown Award for Historical Debut Fiction.
'A tour de force of delicate, intricate, glorious spy craft...' M.C. Scott
From the secret archives of the Comptrollerate-General for Scrutiny and Survey
Summer 1914: Europe is on the brink. As Britain's enemies grow stronger, the Comptroller-General must confront the man with whom he has struggled for a generation - a man he knows only as the Spider. In a desperate gamble, he sends four agents out across the continent, on a mission they do not understand...
The future of British intelligence - of the British Empire - is in their hands. Not all of them will return. Unique and resourceful, hunted and deceived, they have embarked on a journey that will climax in the town of Sarajevo on the 28th of June 1914.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 34 mm
Robert Wilton is one of the smartest novelists we have. A touch of Conrad, more than a dash of Buchan... and a daring prose style that can set you blinking and thinking. Simply brilliant -- John Lawton
A learned, beautifully written, elegant spy thriller -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
[A] very rewarding work of historical spy fiction... intelligent and interesting... The comptrollerate-general is a brilliant invention-- Nick Rennison * BBC History magazine *
Fascinating history, exciting narrative and a wonderfully gripping (true) yarn * The Bookbag *