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atmospheric and brimming with suspense, Mark Ellis presents this insanely captivating wartime thriller of classic espionage.

The third instalment in the Frank Merlin series, following on from Stalin’s Gold.

PRAISE FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DCI FRANK MERLIN SERIES:
‘A richly atmospheric, authentic, and suspenseful detective series‘ – Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

‘So immaculately nuanced they genuinely feel like they belong in the cannon of mid-20th century thrillers . . . Another belter!’ – Fiona Phillips

A truly spellbinding page turner that keeps you hooked right to the end’ – Dorset Book Detective

‘Brimming with action . . . complex, addictive and highly entertaining . . . I cannot wait to read more books by Mark Ellis’ – The Book Cosy Book Club

Brimming with authentic details . . . A compelling tale of crime fiction’ – Foreword Reviews

‘A mammoth read with a Dickensian plethora of characters that I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in . . . meticulously researched . . . deliciously complex‘ – CARAMEROLLOVESBOOKS
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Violent deaths. French double agents. Daring fraud.
DCI Frank Merlin sets out on his most complex case yet…


War rages across Europe.

France is under the Nazi thumb. Britain has its back to the wall. In London, Scotland Yard detective Merlin investigates a series of disturbing events – a young girl killed in a botched abortion, a French emigré shot in a seedy Notting Hill flat, a mysterious letter written by a British officer, gunned down in Crete.

With action spanning Buenos Aires, New York, Cairo and Occupied France, Merlin and his team are plunged into a dark world of espionage, murder, love and betrayal.
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And don’t forget the other titles in the highly praised DCI Frank Merlin series: Princess Gate, Stalin’s Gold and A Death In Mayfair.

Reviews

A historically realistic and dramatically enthralling crime story.
Kirkus Review

The DCI Frank Merlin Series