The nation is in peril. In this very funny and delightful homage to The Master, it transpires that Jeeves has long been an agent of British Intelligence. Now His Majesty’s Government must turn to the one man who can help . . . Bertie Wooster.
Everybody’s favourite foreign correspondent has turned his hand to crime writing. An MP’s suspicious death is followed up by an old-style journalist, which leads to a trail of assassinations, conspiracies and double agents…
Keenly anticipated: R D-H is a wonder. His last two books – ‘Edward VII‘ in the’ Penguin Monarch’ series and ‘Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes‘ were both outstanding. His is a witty mind sharpened by erudition.
A British convulsion of the Russian Revolution was this proto-Cold War of espionage and counter-espionage, by no means restricted to the hundreds of Russian immigrants but extending to British nationals, members of ‘society’ and the Bloomsbury set. It produced the largest peacetime intelligence operation this country has ever seen.
New thriller from the master of the art, this time set around the Munich conference of 1938: treason, betrayal, courage and conscience, against a highly charged political background and the unfolding of the events that led to the outbreak of WW2.