Sixty years on, Gerald Usherwood and his old army pal Max Chippendale reunite with friends and family. Dark shadows visit them in the night and make them pay for the secrets they stole. Gerald, his throat slashed, is nailed to the wall in a crude impersonation of the crucifixion, and his old friend suffers a similar fate.
Gerald's grandson, DCI Ethan Usherwood, is left to piece together the mystery behind the killings and to uncover the treasure they kept hidden for so many years.
Ripping yarn mixed with relevant history makes for a gripping story (think Third Reich hark-a-bees- yearning for another chance being granted their wish NOW and impact it would have). What's so wonderful about this author is his depth of knowledge --shines through in his plot and characterisation. Wish 'adventure authors' would take note!
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I'm glad I've read this book but I don't think I'll listen to it again in a hurry. I don't particularly enjoy books with lots of death in them, though I do like the fact that women dispatch the bad guys in this book. I also wish we'd known what happened to Elona and Ethan when he gets back to England and whether he faces charges or not.
This book is badly plotted, badly structured and the editor really should have told the author to stick to historical texts.
Even Sean Barrett's usually flawless performance has a mistake that surely could have been edited out?