I liked it a lot

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I love this series featuring American Cambridge History Professor Tom Wilde and his partner Lydia Morris.

Set in the summer of 1942 the book opened with Professor Wilde being asked go up to Scotland to check out the crash site on behalf of OSS, the new American Intelligence section and FDR, the American President. As is usual for Tom Wilde it wasn’t a simple task as he wasn’t wanted up there asking awkward questions. Add subterfuge and characters that I really wasn’t sure if I should trust, plus a plot had me turning the pages really fast as I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next!

Characters from previous books make reappearances, including the enigmatic Philip Eaton. He always makes me feel wary as I know something bad is probably going to happen to poor Tom or Lydia.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in fact it’s one of my highly anticipated reads for 2021. I’m very happy to say that it lived up to my expectations. Rory Clements once again took a historical event that I knew nothing about and worked a fantastic spy story into it. It was fascinating to read at the end of the book about the real events it was based on and the people who were involved.

I thoroughly recommend this book and the series, especially if you enjoy spy thrillers set in World War Two.