A Lily of the Field

The Inspector Troy series, Book 7
Narrated by: Sara Coward, Lewis Hancock
Series: Frederick Troy, Book 7
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Spanning the tumultuous years of 1934 to 1948, John Lawton's A Lily of the Field is a brilliant historical thriller from a master of the form. The book follows two characters - Meret Voytek, a talented young cellist living in Vienna at the novel's start, and Dr. Karel Szabo, a Hungarian physicist interned in a camp on the Isle of Man. 

In his seventh Inspector Troy novel, Lawton moves seamlessly from Vienna and Auschwitz to the deserts of New Mexico and the rubble-strewn streets of postwar London, following the fascinating parallels of the physicist Szabo and musician Voytek as fate takes each far from home and across the untraditional battlefields of a destructive war to an unexpected intersection at the novel's close. 

The result, A Lily of the Field, is Lawton's best book yet, a historically accurate and remarkably written novel that explores the diaspora of two Europeans from the rise of Hitler to the postatomic age.

©2018 John Lawton (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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John Lawton gets it just right.

A WWII, Cold War and murder mystery all rolled into one, with perfect historical accuracy. Gets the post-WWII English political era to perfection