Where Dead Men Meet
The adventure thriller of the year
By Mark Mills
Mistaken identity, accident, or design? A superior intelligence thriller from the bestselling author of THE SAVAGE GARDEN.
A return to the period adventure thriller in WHERE DEAD MEN MEET re-establishes Mark Mills as:
'A master storyteller' Val McDermid. For fans of William Boyd, Charles Cumming or Robert Harris
Paris, 1937. Luke Hamilton - a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy - finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. A clear case of mistaken identity, or so it first appears. As Luke is hunted across a continent sliding towards war, he comes to learn that the answers lie deep in a past that predates his abandonment as a baby on the steps of an orphanage twenty-five years ago.
From the author of the bestselling THE SAVAGE GARDEN, and set against a terrific backdrop of Europe on the cusp of the Second World War, this is a compelling novel, rich in adventure, espionage, secrets and lies.
Mark Mills graduated from Cambridge University in 1986. He has lived in both Italy and France, and has written for the screen. His first novel, THE WHALEBOAT HOUSE, won the 2004 Crime Writers' Association Award for Best Novel by a debut author. His second, THE SAVAGE GARDEN, was a Richard and Judy Summer Read and a No. 1 bestseller. Under the name Mark B. Mills, he has written the comic novel, WAITING FOR DOGGO. He lives near Oxford with his wife and two children.
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17 Nov 2016
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Reminiscent of Eric Ambler's brilliant thrillers... Where Dead Men Meet is a well-told, exciting story — The Sunday Times
Mills keeps the pages turning — Belfast Telegraph
Secrets, lies and nail-biting moments feature in the fine storytelling — Choice
Elegantly plotted... superb period drama — The Sunday Mirror
Handling the twists and turns of his plot with cool dexterity — Daily Mail
WHERE DEAD MEN MEET is a grand adventure, in the tradition of Graham Greene's 'entertainments,' and John Buchan's before that - a sweeping race through Europe for the highest possible stakes, in the year before the Anschluss. Here's hoping it's only the first of many exploits for Luke and Pippi — JOSEPH FINDER, New York Times bestselling author of PARANOIA and THE SWITCH
Believable characters, a richly detailed historical setting, and a story that keeps the reader's attention glued until the final page — Library Journal