Ben Elton's tenth novel is a gut-wrenching historical drama which explores some fundamental questions. What is murder? What is justice in the face of unimaginable daily slaughter? And where is the honour in saving a man from the gallows if he is only to be returned to die in a suicidal battle? As the gap between legally-sanctioned and illegal murder becomes ever more blurred, Kingsley quickly learns that the first casualty when war comes is truth.
©2005 Ben Elton; (P)2005 Random House Audiobooks
A clever story well told with a slight twist. Hold syour interest. Well narrated with some interesting characters. It is subtly done considering the setting of the story
"superb, ben elton at his best"
superbly read by Jack Davenport, this story is set during world war one and tells the tale of a moralistic detective dragged into the war effort against his will.
a whodunnit of first class proportions this story adds yet another string to the overflowing nib of Mr Elton.
"A good listen"
I normally rate a good book as 3 stars, so 4 is, for me, above average!
Excellent narration really helps this story come to life. Detailed, though-provoking, and well paced throughout. Recommended.
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