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Summary

Summer, 1942.

The Second World War rages on, but Britain now faces the Nazi threat with America at its side.

In a bombed-out London swarming with gangsters and spies, DCI Frank Merlin continues his battle against rampant wartime crime. A mangled body is found in the Thames just as some items of priceless art go mysteriously missing. What sinister connection links the two?

Merlin and his team follow a twisting trail of secrets and lies as they investigate a baffling and deadly puzzle.

©2022 Mark Ellis (P)2022 Mark Ellis

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Absolutely brilliant.

An excellent book with an excellent reader. I have brought all of these books and found them all compelling listening. I do hope there will be some more of the same calibre.

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A good man doing a good job in wartime.

Mark Ellis a total sadist and that’s all I can say without spoilers! Another great episode in the series though. I love that Merlin is basically a happy man doing a good job. No alcoholism or infidelity just professional. I love a flawed hero but sometimes a relatively unflawed one is a breath of fresh air.

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Turgid, for WW2 enthusiasts only

There is a great deal of detail about WW2 forced into this, to the detriment of the plot. The writing is quite wooden, as, to some extent, is the reading. I am afraid I gave up after the first half of the download.