Автор: Aly Monroe
Название: The maze of cadiz
ISBN: 0719520231 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780719520235
Цена: 798 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Peter Cotton, a young Intelligence officer is sent to Spain in September 1944. The war in Europe is drawing to a close; formerly neutral Franco is edging closer
to the Allies. Cotton has been sent to investigate the activities and then, just as he arrives, reports of the death of a British agent, May, who has spent much of the war in the remote
outpost of Cadiz monitoring the Spanish smuggling of raw materials to aid the Axis war efforts, in strict violation of the terms of neutrality.
Cotton is briefed in Madrid by
Houghton, an agent working at the British Embassy. He also meets Houghtons partner, Marie, half-Jewish, who has helped many Jews escape through Gibralter. They brief him on
Franco, his paranoid fears of assassination, his capricious cruelty and his duplicity.
Even as he gets on the train to begin the long, hot journey to Cadiz, it is clear that Cotton is
being watched. And when he arrives in the rundown port the town is almost on the brink of starvation it is clear that his visit has been expected.Reluctantly allied with the sinister
Ramirez, the local police inspector, Cotton has to investigate Mays death and what exactly led him to sever all contacts with his London controllers in the months leading up to his
disappearance. But Cotton is not the only person with an interest in finding out what May had been doing.
Cadiz is a hotbed of rumours and shifting political alliances in this,
the final phase of the war and Cotton must navigate his way not only through local tensions but also through the uncertain loyalties of a bizarre expatriate community, including an
unhelpful consul, a German woman married to a wealthy Spaniard and mysteriously marooned in the town, an apparently innocent Irish girl, and a strange British couple who chose to
remain in Spain while the rest of Europe was engulfed in flames What Cotton discovers amid the stifling heat and dust could just tilt the emerging balance of post-wa
Автор: Aly Monroe
Название: Maze of cadiz
ISBN: 1848540329 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848540323
Цена: 507 р.
Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика.Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 1944. Sent to Spain to arrest a rogue spy, British agent Peter Cotton expects an easy first assignment. But he arrives to find his quarry dead and all of Cadiz
awaiting his arrival.
In a hotbed of scandal and murder, Cotton must navigate through a labyrinth of international conspiracies, shifting political allegiances and a mysterious
local expatriate community to discover the truth. What he unearths could just tilt the emerging balance of post-war power and the course of history for ever.