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The Corners of the Globe by Robert Goddard
  

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The second part of a period spy trilogy which has Book One finishing “to be continued” and now Book Two ending on a terrible cliff hanger one can hardly wait for the third … but wait we must. I might almost be tempted with this trilogy to say wait for all three before you start. You don’t necessarily need to from a plot point of view but for you own peace of mind you might like to read it in one flow. The atmosphere has changed dramatically here from the first, The Ways of the World. We now have a secret group of spies with Max on his way to Scarpa Flow to recover the “Grey File”. There follows an incredibly intricate and dangerous path to get the file into the right hands. The group dodge bullets, torture and a trail of dead men. It is wonderful stuff.

~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Robert Goddard you might also like to read books by William Boyd, Hilary Bonner and Dennis Lehane.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Complex and compelling, the second part of Goddard’s Wide World trilogy sees Max washing up on the Orkney Isles, in 1919. Having avenged the murder of his diplomat father, Sir Henry Maxted, in Paris, he is to recover a secret document from an interned German ship in Scapa Flow. Convinced that shadowy German spy chief Fritz Lemmer holds the key to his father’s murder, Max is soon diverted from his original purpose when he realises the deadly potential of the document.
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Synopsis

The Corners of the Globe by Robert Goddard

Spring, 1919. James 'Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half-buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace conference. But he was convinced there was more - much more - to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish. And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of it. Now, enlisted under false colours in Lemmer's service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service, Max sets out on his first - and possibly last - mission for Lemmer. It takes him to the far north of Scotland - to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow, its fate to be decided at the conference-table in Paris. Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships. What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south, towards London, with information that could destroy Lemmer - if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it...

Reviews

'The master of the triple double-cross' The Times

'A compelling storyteller of our time Sunday' Telegraph

'A conjurer...nothing can stop him' Guardian

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was our Guest Editor in March 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His bestselling novels are: Past Caring, In Pale Battalions, Painting the Darkness, Into the Blue (winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw), Take No Farewell, Hand in Glove, Closed Circle, Borrowed Time, Out of the Sun (a sequel to Into the Blue), Beyond Recall, Caught in the Light, Set in Stone, Sea Change, Dying to Tell, Days Without Number and Play to the End, Sight Unseen, Name to a Face, Found Wanting, Long Time Coming and Blood Count.

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Publication date

2nd July 2015

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Robert Goddard

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780552167062

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