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Published by Freight Books, 20 October 2016. ISBN
In 1941 the Glasgow docks
suffered 2 days of appallingly heavy German bombing. The way that the
bombers were able, on the second night, to hit with great accuracy the
important targets that had survived the first raid, led to the suggestion that
German spies had told the bombers what to attack. Major George Maclean
and Sergeant Danny Inglis of the Military Police are set to find those
informants. Knowledge of the area and the attitudes of its inhabitants is
very valuable to them. In a tough dockside world brutality is rife.
George had learnt to speak German as a student in Berlin in the 1930s so
his memories of the conflicts of Communists and Nazis in those days further
enrich the background of this story.
The tale actually starts with the 2 men looking at
the corpse of a dock worker who had given them some clue to help their search.
They continue their work within and outside Glasgow and become involved
in the treatment of a Nazi pilot who had been captured after a crash.
This man makes preposterous claims. The violence of war is ever
present with the brutality of men on both sides exacerbating events.
This thriller starts slowly and builds to a terrific
climax. Mixing history with fictional elements produces an exciting
tale well rooted in real events.
Jennifer S. Palmer
Alan Murray has published a number of nonfiction
books and his debut novel in 2014 was Luigi's Freedom Ride.
Alan Murray is an
acclaimed historian and novelist, originally from Edinburgh, but who has lived
in Australia, New Zealand and Japan over the last 25 years. He has published
eight non-fiction works and is a recognised international expert on Australian
coal mines and their communities. His debut novel, Luigi's Freedom Ride, was
published internationally in 2014, and was widely praised. He lives in New
South Wales. Australia.
Jennifer Palmer Throughout my
reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15
years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.