Second Violin

Product Number: EB00645677
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9781555848620
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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As London braces for WWII, a string of murdered rabbis draws Inspector Troy into a mystery that "sets pulses racing and the jaded responses tingling" (Irish Times). One of today's top historical espionage writers, considered "as good as Le Carre" (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 his 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 thriller is a suspenseful and intelligent novel, as good a spy story as it is an historical narrative. "Smart and gracefully written." -Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

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Author(s): John Lawton
Series: Inspector Troy Series No: 6
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2009

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Author(s): John Lawton
Narrator(s): Lewis Hancock
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Product Number Z100131139
Released: May 08, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538493700

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