"Dan Wheatcroft’s ‘Summer of ‘75’ is a fast paced espionage story that resolves quickly and without too much jeopardy."
It’s nearly a decade after the events of ‘Summer of ‘66’ when we re-join John ‘Gally’ Gallagher as he is tasked to help an East German foreign intelligence operative defect. Against a backdrop of an uncertain future for the British Home Office Statistical Unit, Gallagher faces friendly fire as well as Stasi security while he works to get the operative out. You’re thrown right into the middle of the action in this book so I would recommend starting with the first book in the series ‘Summer of ‘66’ to get to know the characters, the context and to get the most enjoyment out of this book. Although Gally has left his philandering ways behind (mostly), his usual flippancy and sense of humour appears throughout as he finds his way into, and out of trouble. The split narrative in ‘Summer of ‘75’ creates tension, as you follow Gallagher but also read as the opposing teams close in. Dan Wheatcroft’s ‘Summer of ‘75’ is a fast paced espionage story that resolves quickly and without too much jeopardy. This would be a quick read for fans of spy novels.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|