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Owen Bradwell is a courageous naval officer who returns to England in the 1930s. He believes that his career is over because he has become colour-blind – but with Nazi Germany an increasing menace, the authorities cannot do without Bradwell, and he is assigned a special mission. 

A former acquaintance of Bradwell's has been trapped into betraying his country's secrets by a Nazi agent. Bradwell is sent to spy on the spy, and travels down the Thames on a surveillance trip. Things soon take an unexpected turn, and Bradwell finds himself in the company of a dead man, and a pretty young interior decorator called Sally. Will Bradwell triumph over the villains, and will he and Sally fall in love?

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Meh

A good mystery unfolds in your mind like a movie. This story unfolds like a one hour TV show. It’s pretty predictable though the descriptions of characters and places are well done. Have the British Library folks already reissued all the really good ones???

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Brings back memories...

Lovely story. Wonderful performance. Wish I could find more written in this vein. Good cozy adventure. Great characters. Now where do I find more by Victor Bridges??

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Hasn't aged so well

It was interesting to listen to this story, written by an author who was very popular in his day. It's OK and I was quite happy to listen through to the end, but the plot is a bit thin. The hero - taken suddenly from the service in which he had become immersed, to be launched into the role of secret agent/investigator for which he is ill-equipped - bumbles along and has remarkably little impact on the events described in the story, even in what was intended to be the thrilling denouement of the capture of the German agents. David Thorpe makes a good job of bringing the story to life and kept me listening to the end. All in all, though, it hasn't aged well.