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East Africa, 1913. The disgraced English aristocrat Everard Dominey stumbles out of the bush and comes face to face with his lookalike, the German Baron von Ragastein. Months later, Dominey returns to London and resumes his glittering social life. But is it really Dominey who has come back - or a German secret agent seeking to infiltrate English high society? 

As international tension mounts and Europe moves closer to war, Dominey finds himself entangled in a story of suspicion and intrigue. He must try to evade his insane and murderous wife as well as escape the attentions of the passionate Princess Eiderstrom - and will eventually uncover the secret of the ghost that haunts his ancestral home.

©2014 The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust (P)2018 Soundings

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  • Christopher Leach
  • 07-13-18

excellent

we'll written and well read
a taste of the last month's before the first war
written with insight and intrigue before the world began to slide down hill

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  • 06-29-18

Superb performance and presentation

Edwardian in tone and a little jingoistic the story is beautifully constructed and written in a flawless tone. It is only enhanced by Peter Nobles flawless performance. I cannot recommend it too highly. Listen and enjoy
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