Wednesday, May 8, 2013

RIPTIDE - John Lawton

This is one of the first "Inspector Troy's". The story is split into two halves. The first part has an American Army Officer teaming up with a Special Branch officer attempting to locate a high ranking Nazi who has been spying for the Allies. This spy has escaped to London after the Nazi's discover his duplicity. He is hiding in London rather than coming into his Controller because he does not trust anyone.

The second part of the story is Troy's investigation into a several murders that occur during the search for the spy. The conclusion pulls the two parts together to result in a very satisfying read

A good solid historical procedural. Lawton will not disappoint, his stories are well written and appear to be historically accurate from what I can locate through reading other sources.

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