When a brilliant emigré scientist is killed by a hit-and-run driver and a young woman's body is washed up in the Thames, Merlin and his team must investigate. The woman is an employee of the American embassy, whose ambassador at this time is Joseph Kennedy. DCI Merlin's investigation of diplomats at the embassy ruffles feathers at the foreign office - the American ambassador is a well-known supporter of appeasement, and many powerful and influential Britons favour the pursuit of a negotiated peace settlement with Hitler.
"Hippos English Mystery"
Bonaparte 'Bone' Mizell, formerly of the DEA, has a problem on his hands; Dale Bristline, his 400 lb. client with a beautiful ex-stripper wife needs help dealing with a blackmailer - Brandy's first husband has returned from the dead and is making outrageous demands... and she mustn't be told about it. When drug dealer turned sex club owner Bristline needs some help dealing with the blackmailer, cash-strapped Bone accepts the case…
December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman, Beria, to track it down. September 1940. London. Above the city the Battle of Britain rages, and the bombs rain down. On the streets below, DCI Frank Merlin and his officers investigate the sudden disappearance of Polish RAF pilot Ziggy Kilinski while also battling an epidemic of looting unleashed by the chaos and destruction of the Blitz..
The specter of the Third Reich casts a terrifying new shadow when the Brotherhood of the Black Sun resurrects a fanatical dream of world conquest. Ruled by a madman with delusions of godhood, the Brotherhood's ruthless doctrine of mass human sacrifice by nuclear fire counts down to zero hour - but the self-styled Aryan demigod must first recover an ancient artifact that controls the destiny of mankind...and that artifact is in the hands of The Falcon.