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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the ninth (and final) volume in a series of fascinating vintage reissues from the 1930s, featuring the exploits of Sir Leonard Wallace and his hardy British Secret Service team fighting enemies of the state and foreign spies both on our shores and overseas. Nostalgic, full of echoes of a forgotten age and the essence of old-fashioned English pulp at its best, Wilson's series has been unduly neglected and prefigures James Bond in its constant derring-do and sense of Englishness. Notwithstanding its historical importance (Wilson, actually the grandfather of the striking 'Luther' actress Ruth Wilson, was himself a spy, serving in WW1 and thereafter teaching in India and active in intelligence during WW2), these tales are turn page reads and supremely entertaining, the missing link between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond and rip-roaring fun. A major rediscovery of eight novels and, in the present volume, three novellas bound to excite and delight.
Having received intelligence regarding a dangerous band of anarchists planning to assassinate King Peter of Yugoslavia on his royal visit to England, the British Secret Service are hot on the trail of one of the key suspects. At the centre of the investigation is Sir Leonard Wallace, the famous Chief of the Secret Service. His team soon discover that the group is a small part of a much larger conspiracy with international ambitions of exterminating all royalty. Can Sir Leonard and his courageous adherents disband the fanatics before their evil designs take hold?
Sir Leonard Wallace, Chief of the Secret Service, sends one of his agents to Germany to obtain vital information from the Baroness von Reudath. Foster is told to feign infatuation with her, but the lines between reality and pretence soon blur as a result of his growing affection for the baroness. Before long, Foster becomes prey to the insane jealousy of the tyrannical Marshal von Strom: Foster suddenly disappears and the baroness is charged with treason - the punishment for which is death. Can Wallace use his cunning to foil von Strom's treacherous plans and rescue the distressed lovers before it's too late?
BOOK 6 in the Wallace of the Secret Service series When two ex-ministers of Greece are given an effusive welcome in Cyprus following their failed attempt to overthrow the Greek government, Sir Leonard Wallace suspects something other than intense sympathy is afoot. He dispatches Captain Hugh Shannon to investigate, leading to a full-blooded, stirring yarn which grips the interest and carries the reader through a host of adventures to a breathless and highly exciting climax.
BOOK 4 in the Wallace of the Secret Service series Sir Leonard Wallace, the famous chief of the Secret Service, finds that the peace of Europe is threatened by a gang engaged in the theft and sale of national secrets. Wallace gets busy, and is assisted by the gang leader's own fear of him and his anxiety to get the Englishman into his power. Wallace's investigations, his startling discoveries and his escapes from death make this one of the most exciting books ever written by Alexander Wilson.
BOOK 5 in the Wallace of the Secret Service series The government of Hong Kong has been systematically defrauded of 100 million dollars, state secrets have been sold and funds embezzled. The people who have investigated the crimes have wound up dead, so the British Prime Minister asks Sir Leonard Wallace to take up the post of Governor of Hong Kong and uncover the deadly organisation taking hold of the city.
BOOK 3 in the Wallace of the Secret Service series Extreme Nationalists are fighting to relinquish the British government's power in Egypt. Secret agent Henderson, deployed to Egypt to assess the trouble, sends a coded message to say he's on the trail of something big. But there's been no word since.
BOOK 1 in the Wallace of the Secret Service Series Chief of the Intelligence Department Sir Leonard Wallace - bearing always the hall mark of coolness and wit - is up to his earlobes in trouble. Summoned by the Viceroy of India, he makes a rapid flight to India to investigate the mysterious death of British officer Major Elliot and the theft of some very important dispatches.
BOOK 2 in the Wallace of the Secret Service series An intrigue against Britain by Bolshevik agents is strongly suspected at MI6. Sir Leonard Wallace sends Captain Hugh Shannon, disguised as a professor of English Literature, to India to get to the bottom of it.