BLUFFING MR. CHURCHILL by JOHN LAWTON
With his Inspector Troy series, John Lawton has been
compared to top historical espionage writers such as John
le Carre and Len Deighton. Brilliantly re-creating London
in the time of ration tickets and bread lines, Bluffing Mr.
Churchill is a blistering page-turner. 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. 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, and in Cormack's case, into the arms of Kitty, his
partner's rambunctious daughter. As Cormack and Stilton
close in on Stahl, bodies begin turning up - and the duo
realize they may not be the only ones in pursuit of the
spy. When his partner is suddenly murdered, Cormack must
turn to the ingenious devices of his lover Kitty's old
flame - Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard. Together, they
investigate the trail of murders and come to a horrifying
realization - are Cormack and his spy being played by one
of their own in the American embassy?
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