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The Sterling Directive (Paperback)
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The Sterling Directive (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 20/08/2020
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Captain Charles Maddox returns secretly to London from an exile in disgrace only to be arrested, imprisoned and threatened with the death penalty. He is rescued by a shadowy government agency called the Map Room who give him a choice: return to prison or become an agent, codenamed Sterling, and help them uncover a government conspiracy connected to the Ripper murders.

Led by the coolly calculating Milady and her associate Collier, and aided by fellow agent Church and mechanical computer expert Patience, the freshly appointed Agent Sterling must rapidly learn his new trade if he is to survive the murky and violent fringes of Victorian life and uncover a secret that threatens the Empire itself.

Set in 1896 in an alternative Victorian timeline where mechanical computers are a part of everyday life, The Sterling Directive blends fact and fiction to create a gripping thriller for fans of espionage and historical adventure alike.

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 9781789650853
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“An astonishing historical novel introducing a Victorian action hero”

A thriller, a fantasy, historical fiction and mystery, this innovative book combines many elements to make a exciting, tense and really enjoyable book. A man emerges from an exile in military service in Canada in... More

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“Engrossing Victorian era why dunnit.”

Tim Standish's Sterling Directive is a remarkably readable why dunnit.
A brilliant cops 'n' robbers yarn - but not your usual cops and neither your usual robbers.
Excellent characterisation; a strong... More

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“This book has to be on your to-read list - it is simply BRILLIANT!”

Captain Charles Maddox was in exile, forced to fight in the army to save himself from execution for a crime long since committed. When he returns to London before his exile is finished, under a fake name, and almost... More

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