Second Violin (Inspector Troy Series)

Second Violin (Inspector Troy Series)

by John Lawton
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Second Violin (Inspector Troy Series) by John Lawton

One of today’s top historical espionage writers, considered “as good as Le Carré” (Chicago Tribune) and “a master” (Rocky Mountain News), John Lawton adds another spellbinding thriller to his Inspector Troy series with Second Violin. The sixth installment in the series, Lawton’s new 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 he was born in Austria despite having grown up in England. 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. Amid great war, murder is what matters. Moving from the Nazi-infested alleys of prewar Vienna to the bombed-out streets of 1940 London, and featuring an extraordinary cast of characters, Lawton’s latest thriller is a suspenseful and intelligent novel, as good a spy story as it is an historical narrative.

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ISBN-13: 9780802144317
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Inspector Troy Series , #6
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 202,145
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Second Violin (Inspector Troy Series) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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ENK More than 1 year ago
Hopefully, the book gets better, but I just couldn't waste another evening waiting for it.
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anthonyj More than 1 year ago
the posted review of the other reviewer is not for this book-poor and tedious plot not much substance other then an insight to pre world war 2 britain
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In 669, the High King of the five kingdoms of Eireann Sechnussach is murdered in his compound. The assassin is captured immediately as the monarch¿s kinsman Chieftain Dubh Duin is found in the king's bedchamber. The guards assume a murder suicide occurred though whispers abound that Dubh was so loyal he would kill himself before allowing harm to his liege besides conspiracy theory buffs question how the assassin got the opportunity.-------------- Concerned over rumors that could harm the ascendancy to the throne of Sechnussach`s heir Cenn Faelad, Ireland¿s Chief Brehon assigns Court advocate and royal sister Fidelma of Cashel to investigate. He informs her not to focus on who killed the High King but why Dubh assassinated the High King and how the opportunity arose that enabled him to get past the guards. However, Fidelma quickly realizes Duin had to have insider help, but who close to the High King and his royal guards could have arranged the assassination.--------------- This is a great seventh-century Irish mystery that brings to life the era as much through the judicial legal system. With a superb plausible final twist to cap a fantastic historical investigative medieval thriller, fans will appreciate Fidelma¿s increasingly imperative she solve the entire case before the Five Kingdoms splinter into civil and religious war. Peter Tremayne is at his best in DANCING WITH DEMONS.---------------- Harriet Klausner