At Some Disputed Barricade (World War I Series, Novel 4)
A magnificent novel of murder and espionage during the dark days of war
By Anne Perry
The Reavley family faces new battles in the trenches and the secret service in Anne Perry's unforgettable novel At Some Disputed Barricade.
1917, on the Western Front the fighting is still intense, losses are terrible and the outcome uncertain...
At Some Disputed Barricade, the fourth novel in Anne Perry's stunning World War I quintet, is a gripping insight into life in the trenches, and the inner workings of the British Secret Service. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and Sebastian Barry.
'Very enjoyable and gripping' - Glasgow Evening Times
It's July 1917, and as the sun sets over No-man's-land, so Joseph Reavley's heart sinks with it. As chaplain he must keep up the men's morale, but as rumours of mutiny grow stronger he is losing any chance of getting through to them. After the death of an officer, twelve soldiers are arrested, and it falls to Joseph to uncover the truth about their involvement.
Joseph's brother Matthew, of the S.I.S, is also in pursuit of the truth, whilst struggling to come to terms with his part in the Peacemaker's death. Approached by a Junior Cabinet Minister who is being blackmailed, Matthew learns of a plot to destroy the only men who can bring about lasting peace. As he embarks on an investigation, Matthew knows his own life is in danger but thinks it a small price to pay to secure the future of millions of people.
What readers are saying about At Some Disputed Barricade:
'The author manages to grab the reader and pull him/her along, into another time and place'
'I became quickly absorbed in each of the series' mysteries, but this one is the most exciting so far'
'This is truly a special series'
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25 Nov 2010
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Praise for Anne Perry: Very enjoyable and gripping — Glasgow Evening Times
Perry creates a meticulously detailed backdrop, whether [on the] home front or [the] front lines, while leaving plenty of room for her characters to contemplate issues of honor, loyalty, and love — Booklist
Perry's bent for action and suspense greatly enlivens the story... She is a careful researcher and adept storyteller. But those talents have taken a quantum leap with the World War I series — The Star-Ledger
Suspenseful, often heartbreaking and riveting... This is Perry's probing, brooding landscape of the soul, which she masters and makes her own — Providence Journal
The writer weaves her compelling fiction around a graphic account of the horror of First World War trench warfare that has not been bettered since Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong — Nottingham Evening Post
Perry cleverly resolves some plot lines while reserving the solution of others for future mysteries... she does a superb job of bringing the grimness and waste to life, in a nice shift of gears from her two 19th-century historical series — Publishers Weekly
Perry fans will not be disappointed — Huddersfield Daily Examiner