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Riptide

John Lawton

RRP: £8.99

2 May 2013

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ISBN: 9781611855883

RRP: £4.99

30 March 2012

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ISBN: 9781611859898

Written by ‘a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack’ (Daily Telegraph), the Inspector Troy series is perfect for fans of Le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst.

1941.

After ten 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 of Stepney, fat, fifty and convivial. Between them they scour London, a city awash with spivs and refugees.

When things start to go terribly wrong, ditched by MI6 and disowned by his embassy, Cal is introduced to his one last hope – Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard…