Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don't want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families - and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career.
But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail - clues his late mentor had started to gather - that might at last lead to his own family. With Professor Jean Summer, his partner in genealogical sleuthing, he travels to Munich to pick up the scent. But the hunt takes them deep into dangerous territory: the sinister secrets of World War II Germany, and those who must keep them buried at any cost.
When their investigations threaten to undermine a fascist organisation, Tayte and Summer know time is running out. Can they find their way to the dark heart of a deadly history before they become its latest victims?
©2016 Steve Robinson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I choose authors , then series. Must have quality characters. If I figure things out ,I like to do it as I progress through the story.
Steve Robinson has taken his subject to a literary best. His story telling hits the mark. He has taken Jefferson Tate to a timely and relevant place. The social impact of dealing with Germany world war II and the descendents of war. He never evades the monstrosity of that war and weaves a challenging mystery that keeps you on your toes and guessing. When the mystery incl u does modern crimes it holds you. This book has historical thought provoking impact.
After 4 novels where Jefferson does genealogical research for others, he finally gets to his story. Like the other stories this one is riveting! Can't wait for the next installment! Particularly given how this one ends! Simon Vance is the perfect narrator for the story.
In love all the Jefferson Tayte books but this was the best so far. Wonderful story line, kept on the edge of your seat for what would happen next. Can't wait for the next book. Please keep them coming.
Simon Vance is the best at reading these stories and makes them all come to life. Thanks
Superb read and suspenseful to the end. Not being up on the history so cannot say how much is fact and how much is fiction I still found it extremely believable either way! A great twist at the end I did not expect. Looking forward to the next Jefferson Tate mystery. Get writing, Mr. Robinson!
Just can't say enough about how interesting this family history mystery! Loved the narrators voice and the many twists at the end. Great characters, lively action and steady unraveling kept me intrigued to the end.
Another excellent mystery wrapped in a genealogy search for JT's family. He and Jean follow a clue left by his good friend Malcom, who was murdered in a previous book. The clue leads them to Munich, Germany, where JT finds himself in the hunt for a Nazi war criminal, threatened by some thugs, and lots of adventures as he and Jean sort out their relationship and follow clues to his birth parents. There is a smooth transition between present day events and the past before WWII and during the war. The author does a fine job of keeping your interests and telling you just enough to keep you guessing. Just who is JT's father and mother. Read it and enjoy. Fortunately, there is a new book coming out in May 2017 so get ready.
The narrator, Simon Vance, is again the perfect voice for JT and he does a German accent very well, at least it sounds good to me.
Just like the others in the series this is first class listening. I loved JT and his search for his parents...wonderful story telling! Would make a great mini series on tv...don't miss these lovely books!
Had reservations about purchasing this book but was pleasantly surprised! The story was great & loved the switching between 1945 & present day. This book was not at all what I expected (although it is the first book I've bought of this author) and will definitely be trying another.
"worth a read"
another good story in the series where JT gets himself into more trouble. excellent narration by Simon Vance as always. lots of action to keep you interested.
"A good book if you've enjoyed the others"
It was good to find out where JT's family came from and a well woven story beautifully narrated
"cannot wait for the next book"
loved this book as always a great book by a excellent author and a great narrator
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