Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fell from the roof. His sons Max and Ashley are sent to Paris to collect the body, and it quickly becomes clear that the theory the French police have put forward is flawed. But since the murder of a diplomat could be disastrous for the peace conference, no one is keen to ask questions - except Max.
What begins as an innocent inquiry into his father's death soon leads Max into a dangerous world of secret allegiances, international espionage, and people double-crossing each other at the highest levels of government. How far is he willing to go to discover the truth about the death of a father he barely knew? And how much will the authorities - and others - let him find out before threatening Max's own life?
©2015 Robert Goddard (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
"Robert Goddard is the master of complex, tricky thrillers that dazzle with surprises…. Another stellar performance." (Sydney Morning Herald)
"Dashed good yarn-spanning…. The action is insistent and often deadly." (Toronto Star)
This book has no ending. It leaves one with the feeling that one is listening to a superman serial. After 12 hours you would think the author could come up with some sort of ending. But, no he just stops BEWARE!
A book I partially read and listened to as an audio book, which I think it benefitted from. Like many a good book, this one takes a while in getting going, but it's part of the character build up. I would have preferred the book to have been shorter and perhaps could have benefitted from a bit of trimming, but many other reasons might prefer it this way. The ending of the book acts as an introduction to the next one in this series.
This book just ends in the middle of a sentence. It is not a complete story. I like sequels, but this one is awful because it does not complete a scenario. And you can't listen to the next one because it's not available as an audio book (at least I couldn't find it). So don't start this one unless you're prepared to read the next. It's not up to the usual Goddard quality anyway. There are too many characters and it's too convoluted and unlikely. I wish I had never bothered to listen to it...
When it suddenly ended in mid stream.
He's just an excellent narrater. Well paced, clear and does great voices. He is so good that he helps one keep all the characters straight.
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