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    • Old Flames

    • An Inspector Troy Novel, Book 2
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In April 1956, at the height of the Cold War, Khrushchev and Bulganin, leaders of the Soviet Union, are in Britain on an official visit. Chief Inspector Troy of Scotland Yard is assigned to be Khrushchev's bodyguard and to spy on him. Soon after, a Royal Navy diver is found dead and mutilated beyond recognition in Portsmouth Harbor. Troy embarks on an investigation that takes him to the rotten heart of MI6, to the distant days of his childhood, and into the dangerous arms of an old flame.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Lily of the Field

    • The Inspector Troy series, Book 7
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Sara Coward, Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Black Out

    • An Inspector Troy Novel
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    London, 1944. While the Luftwaffe makes its final assault on the already battered British capital, Londoners rush through the streets, seeking underground shelter in the midst of the city's blackout. When the panic subsides, other things begin to surface along with London's war-worn citizens. A severed arm is discovered by a group of children playing at an East End bomb site, and when Scotland Yard's Detective Sergeant Frederick Troy arrives at the scene, it becomes apparent that the dismembered body is not the work of a V-1 rocket.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The reader is a disaster!

    • By Julie Jones on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Friends and Traitors

    • An Inspector Troy Novel
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    London, 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a European trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod has decided to take his entire family on the "grand tour" for his 51st birthday: a whirlwind of restaurants, galleries, and concert halls from Paris to Florence to Vienna to Amsterdam. But Frederick Troy gets only as far as Vienna. It is there that he crosses paths with an old acquaintance, a man who always seems to be followed by trouble: Guy Burgess.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Had to quit

    • By Barbara on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Bluffing Mr. Churchill

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    It is 1941. Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy operating undercover as an SS officer, has just fled Germany with Hitler's henchmen on his trail. He is carrying valuable cargo - the blueprint of the Führer's secret plan to invade Russia. Stahl's man in the American embassy, the shy and sheltered Calvin M. Cormack, is teamed with a boisterous MI5 officer, Walter Stilton, to find the spy and bring him to safety. Their investigation takes them across war-torn London, from the shelled-out blocks to the ubiquitous pubs to the underground counterfeiting shops; and in Cormack's case, into the arms of Kitty, his partner's rambunctious daughter.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Second Violin

    • An Inspector Troy Thriller
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Lawton's novel opens in 1938 with Europe on the brink of war. In London, Frederick Troy, newly promoted to the prestigious Murder Squad at Scotland Yard, is put in charge of rounding up a list of German and Italian "enemy aliens" that also includes Frederick's brother, Rod, who learns upon receiving an internment letter that despite having grown up in England he is Austrian-born. Hundreds of men are herded by train to a neglected camp on the Isle of Man. And, as the bombs start falling on London, a murdered rabbi is found, then another, and another.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Flesh Wounds

    • An Inspector Troy Novel
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    An old flame has returned to Chief Inspector Frederick Troy's life: Kitty Stilton, wife of an American presidential hopeful. Private eye Joey Rork has been hired to make sure Kitty's amorous liaisons with a rat pack crooner don't ruin her husband's political career. But he also wants to know why Kitty has been spotted with Danny Ryan, whose twin brothers, in addition to owning one of London's hottest jazz clubs, are said to have inherited the crime empire of fallen mobster Alf Marx. Before Rork can find out, he meets a gruesome end.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Then We Take Berlin

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Joe Wilderness is a World War II orphan, a condition that he thinks excuses him from common morality. Cat burglar, card sharp, and Cockney wide boy, the last thing he wants is to get drafted. But, in 1946, he finds himself in the Royal Air Force, facing a stretch in military prison...when along comes Lt Colonel Burne-Jones to tell him MI6 has better use for his talents. Posted to occupied Berlin, interrogating ex-Nazis, and burgling the odd apartment for MI6, Wilderness finds himself with time on his hands and the devil making work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and humorous, but it ends in a cliffie!!

    • By kestergayle on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Unfortunate Englishman

    • A Joe Wilderness Novel
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Wilderness' newest operation will take him back to Berlin, which is now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. A backstory of innocence and intrigue unravels, one in which Wilderness is in and out of Berlin and Vienna like a jack-in-the-box. The Unfortunate Englishman is a thrilling tale of Khrushchev, Kennedy, a spy exchange...and 10,000 bottles of fine Bordeaux. What can possibly go wrong?

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Little White Death

    • An Inspector Troy Novel
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Sara Coward
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    England in 1963 is a country set to explode. The old guard, shocked by the habits of the war-baby youth - sex, drugs, and rock and roll - sets out to fight back. The battle moves uncomfortably close to Chief Inspector Troy. While Troy is on medical leave for a nasty case of tuberculosis, the Yard brings charges against an acquaintance of his, a hedonistic doctor with a penchant for voyeurism and uninhibited young women.

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Agents of Treachery

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lee Child, James Grady, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and best-selling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I'd hoped

    • By Terry Hensley on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Second Violin

    • An Inspector Troy Thriller
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    March 1938. The Germans take Vienna without a shot being fired. Covering Austria for the English press is a young journalist named Rod Troy. Back home his younger brother joins the CID as a detective-constable. November 1938. Kristallnacht. The Jews leave Vienna-Sigmund Freud with an American escort on a sleeper train, Josef Hummel tied to the underside of a box car.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History and Mystery, woven together beautifully

    • By Antoine on 03-10-11

    Regular price: $40.39

    • Blue Rondo

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A new breed of gangster appears and the battle for the East End begins. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy is quite literally caught in the crossfire, when he is hit by the blast from a car bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classy

    • By Maureen on 12-03-12

    Regular price: $31.82

    • A Little White Death

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Sara Coward
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    1963. England is about to explode. An ageing hack defects to Russia. A cabinet minister resigns. A young woman takes an overdose. A Harley Street physician blows out his brains. Commander Troy investigates. But what with the sex and the drugs, he finds that he's up to his neck in the mess, personally and professionally. The damn thing might blow up in his face, and the English can be so unforgiving of a good scandal.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BORING

    • By Benjamin on 08-22-06

    Regular price: $34.33

    • Riptide

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Spring 1941: After 10 years spying for the Americans, Wolfgang Stahl disappears during a Berlin air raid. The Germans think he's dead. The British know he's not. But where is he? MI6 convince US Intelligence that Stahl will head for London, and so Captain Cal Cormack, a shy American 'aristocrat', is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton, fat, 50, and convivial, and between them they scour London.

    Regular price: $38.42

    • Black Out

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    As the Luftwaffe make their last desperate assault on the city, Londoners take to the shelters once again and eagerly await the signal for D-Day. In the East End children lead police to a charred, dismembered corpse buried in a bombsite. The victim is German, and it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder.

    Regular price: $37.41

    • The Unfortunate Englishman

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Having shot someone in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Joe Wilderness finds himself locked up, with little chance of escape. But an official pardon through his father-in-law, Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go. His newest operation will take him back to Berlin, now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. When the Russians started building the Berlin Wall in 1961, two 'Unfortunate Englishmen' were trapped on opposite sides. In 1965 there is a plan to exchange the prisoners on Berlin’s bridge of spies.

    Regular price: $36.25

    • Then We Take Berlin

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    John Holderness, known to the women in his life as ‘Wilderness’, comes of age during World War II in Stepney, breaking in to houses with his grandfather. After the war, Wilderness is recruited as MI5’s resident ‘cat burglar’ and finds himself in Berlin, involved with schemes in the booming black market that put both him and his relationships in danger.

    Regular price: $41.89

    • Old Flames

    • Inspector Troy, Book 2
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In April 1956, at the height of the cold war, Khrushchev and Bulganin leaders of the Soviet Union are in Britain on an official visit. Chief Inspector Troy of Scotland Yard is assigned to be the official bodyguard and to spy on the Soviets. Soon after, a Royal Navy diver is found dead in a mutilated state in Portsmouth Harbour. Troy embarks on an investigation that takes him to the rotten heart of MI6, to the distant days of his childhood and into the dangerous arms of an old flame.

    Regular price: $44.12

    • Sweet Sunday

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Turner Raines is Mr Heartbreak. Everybody leaves him. They walk out, they run away...they die. When his oldest friend, Mel Kissing, dies with an ice pick through his skull, Raines picks up the thread and sets out to ask 'who?' and 'why?' But this is America in 1969, and one death is just a drop in the ocean. The Vietnam War is ripping the country to pieces, the Woodstock Festival is in full swing and Norman Mailer is standing as candidate for mayor of New York.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet surprise

    • By connie on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $37.41

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