The Corners of the Globe

by Robert Goddard

Part of the The Wide World Trilogy Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Corners of the Globe Synopsis

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...

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.

The Corners of the Globe Press 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

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ISBN: 9780552167062
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 03/07/2014
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780552167062
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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, ...

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