The More Deceived

The More Deceived

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by David Roberts
     
 

Winston Churchill is dismayed to receive unauthorised information on the perilous state of Britain's rearmament programme in the year 1937. The Foreign Office brings in Lord Edward Corinth to investigate the leaks. Falling rapidly under Churchill's spell, he is sidetracked from the investigation to concentrate instead on finding the murderer of a Foreign Office

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Winston Churchill is dismayed to receive unauthorised information on the perilous state of Britain's rearmament programme in the year 1937. The Foreign Office brings in Lord Edward Corinth to investigate the leaks. Falling rapidly under Churchill's spell, he is sidetracked from the investigation to concentrate instead on finding the murderer of a Foreign Office official, who could have been one of Churchill's sources. He soon finds himself trying to untangle a web of deception that threatens the security of the state.

Following a second murder within the FO, Edward sets out for Spain to find the murdered mans son. Once there, his real objective though is the need to satisfy his gnawing fear that his friend Verity Browne is in extreme danger. Reporting on the Civil War for the New Gazette, Verity scents a scoop when she is given secret information that the enemy is planning an attack on the undefended town of Guernica. With Edward in tow, she arrives just in time to witness a barbarous aerial bombardment on a civilian population with no means of defending itself.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Those who wish Dorothy L. Sayers had written more Lord Peter stories will embrace British author Roberts's fifth historical (after 2003's Dangerous Sea) to feature Lord Edward Corinth, a wealthy bachelor and unofficial investigator for various government agencies, and Verity Browne, a scrappy war correspondent and ardent Communist. In the spring of 1937, the head of the Foreign Office, Sir Robert Vansittart, asks Lord Edward to find the source of embarrassing leaks about deficiencies in Britain's rearmament program to Winston Churchill, who's using the information to attack the government. Lord Edward reluctantly agrees to look into the possibly related matter of a minor Foreign Office employee's disappearance-which becomes personal when the man turns up savagely murdered. The killer's trail leads Lord Edward to Spain, where Verity is covering the civil war, just in time for a day-trip to a town called Guernica. Roberts adroitly combines engaging lessons on the politics of the day with a compelling, well-paced story. (Nov. 2) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780337654
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
348,969
File size:
881 KB

Meet the Author

David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire.

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