By Anthony Price

David Audley no 17

A New type of struggle* takes us again to the Greece and Germany of 1945 - because the outdated type of conflict involves its legit finish. Why has David Audley damaged the British-Greek truce? And in addition, why did his brigadier order his activities? Is it simply twist of fate that Audley is shocked close to Delphi via Captain Fattorini of the Royal Engineers? because of that unlucky stumble upon, Fattorini reveals himself in occupied Germany because the most up-to-date member of TRR-2: a unique Intelligence unit engaged in a deadly and brutal video game. it's not until eventually he ultimately meets Audley's mysterious brigadier that Fattorini learns the complete fact approximately his personal task within the ill-omened Teutoburg Forest.
From Publishers Weekly

Set regularly between a bunch of British military officials in Germany in August 1945, this new mystery by means of the writer of The Labyrinth Maker exemplifies the truism approximately warfare: hours of boredom punctuated via moments of terror. Capt. Fred Fattorini of the Royal Engineers, member of a robust British banking relatives, wonders why a small English aspect breaks the civil battle truce in Greece in February 1945. He doesn't discover until eventually he's assigned to that very same particular unit, known as TRR-2, in occupied Germany. Fattorini is still enthusiastic about the incident, attempting to ferret out the truthfrom his "mad" colonel, a number of fellow majors (his personal advertising is a secret to him) and the boyish, loquacious Capt. Audley. in simple terms after an exercize in lifting a German DP scientist, during which the British double-cross the americans, does Fattorini become aware of what's fairly happening: a British try to co-opt high-level German scientists from below the noses of the Russians and discover a Russian operative of their midst. There are tricks of Evelyn Waugh's wartime trilogy and convinced trends towards Anthony Powell's obliqueness in his A Dance to the tune of Time sequence. yet obliqueness right here turns into annoyingly talky, and the tone of anguished cynicism turns out stagey. this isn't Price's top attempt.
Copyright 1988 Reed enterprise info, Inc.

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Anthony expense used to be born in Hertfordshire and informed at Oxford. His lengthy profession in journalism culminated within the editorship of the Oxford occasions. he's the writer of nineteen novels and has received the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.

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One of the resorts, isn’t it? ’ She essayed a self-deprecating shrug of the shoulders. ’ But not on the breadline either, Harry reflected. A detached house in the best part of Formby would sell for five times the price of a flat in Empire Dock. ‘You ought to take care in a place like that. ’ ‘Just like downtown Liverpool, in fact,’ she said. They both laughed. ‘You could say that only the failures stick around here,’ he said. ‘I had a client only last week who was arrested after leaving his wallet and all his credit cards in the building society he’d tried to hold up.

A thin red thread appeared. ’ ‘No, no,’ she laughed. ‘We ask you not to take the newspapers into the studio. The rustles would have all our listeners reaching for the telephone - or, even worse, the tuning dial. So when you see a piece you want to talk about, use the blade to cut it out. Simpler than scissors. ’ She bustled out, leaving him alone in the Radio Liverpool hospitality lounge. Fish in a huge tank stared at him with a dulleyed solemnity, in striking contrast to the ingratiating smirks of the local celebrities whose photographs lined the walls.

Chapter Six ‘Take this,’ said Sophie Wilkins the next morning, handing Harry a razor blade. He drew the sharp metal edge across the palm of his hand and felt a tingling. A thin red thread appeared. ’ ‘No, no,’ she laughed. ‘We ask you not to take the newspapers into the studio. The rustles would have all our listeners reaching for the telephone - or, even worse, the tuning dial. So when you see a piece you want to talk about, use the blade to cut it out. Simpler than scissors. ’ She bustled out, leaving him alone in the Radio Liverpool hospitality lounge.

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