By Robert Goddard
An exhilarating mixture of espionage, treachery and homicide set within the aftermath of the 1st global warfare from the grasp of the triple-cross.
Spring, 1919. James 'Max' Maxted, former nice battle flying ace, returns to the path of homicide, treachery and half-buried secrets and techniques he set out on within the methods of the realm. He left Paris after avenging the homicide of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace convention. yet he used to be confident there has been extra -- even more -- to be chanced on approximately what Sir Henry were attempting to accomplish. And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the reality of it.
Now, enlisted lower than fake shades in Lemmer's provider yet along with his loyalty pledged to the British mystery carrier, Max units out on his first -- and doubtless final -- venture for Lemmer. It takes him to the some distance north of Scotland -- to the Orkney Isles, the place the German excessive Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa circulate, its destiny to be determined on the conference-table in Paris. Max has been despatched to get better a rfile held aboard one of many German ships. What that record includes forces him to damage conceal prior to he may have needed and to embark on a determined race south, in the direction of London, with info that can break Lemmer -- if Max, as turns out not likely, lives to convey it.
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Guten Morgen, Sol. Hey, how’s this for prompt? Not even eight thirty,” Ortiz said, cat-walking in and then spinning around to stare back at the street. “Man, it’s a funny day outside,” he said with a sudden change of tone. ” Sol looked up at him. He felt the strange sensation of having his thoughts pried into. But the ivory-dark face was bland and innocent, admitted to no trespassing. “Well, it give me a chance to catch up some more on them suits. I was talking to that George Smith, you know, that kook comes in here to talk to you sometimes.
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But her son, Morton, was vulnerable to her irritation. indd 28 7/1/15 3:34 PM t h e paw n b r o k e r were two of a kind, both sullen, unattractive creatures who dampened her “Happy American Family” setting. Oh, she supposed it wasn’t Sol’s fault that he had gone through what he had. But it had been a prison, and the degradation and filth had rubbed off on him. God knew what had so soiled Morton! When they all sat down to dinner, Bertha unhappily compared Morton and Sol with her husband and her daughter.