Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009.
Judges’ comments: Serious, well-written and thoroughly researched world war two drama. Seamlessly interweaves real historical events with flawlessly imagined characters at a critical moment in British history.
Spring, 1941. The armies of the Reich are masters of Europe. Britain stands alone, dependent on her battered navy for survival, while Hitler's submarines -- his 'grey wolves' - prey on the Atlantic convoys that are the country's only lifeline. Lieutenant Douglas Lindsay is amongst just a handful of men picked up when his ship is torpedoed. Unable to free himself from the memories of that night at sea, he becomes an interrogator with naval intelligence, questioning captured U-Boat crews. He is convinced the Germans have broken British naval codes, but he's a lone voice, a damaged outsider, and his superiors begin to wonder - can he really be trusted when so much is at stake? As the Blitz reduces Britain's cities to rubble and losses at sea mount, Lindsay becomes increasingly isolated and desperate. No one will believe him, not even his lover, Mary Henderson, who works at the very heart of the intelligence establishment. Lindsay decides to risk all in one last throw of the dice, setting a trap for his prize captive - and nemisis - U-Boat Commander Jurgen Mohr, the man who sent his ship to its doom...
Publication date: 06/08/2009
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
|Publication date:||6th August 2009|
|Publisher:||John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Second World War fiction,|
Andrew Williams is an acclaimed BBC drama documentary producer and the author of two bestselling non-fiction books: The Battle of the Atlantic and D-Day to Berlin. The Interrogator is his first novel.More About Andrew Williams