Orders from Berlin
A William Trave Mystery by Simon Tolkien
Synopsis (from the publisher): It's September of 1940. France has fallen and London is being bombed day and night. Almost single-handedly Winston Churchill maintains the country's morale. Britain's fate hangs in the balance and the intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel are desperate for anything that could give them the edge.
Albert Morrison, ex-chief of MI6, is pushed over the banister outside his London apartment. He falls to his death at the feet of his daughter, Ava, but it is too dark for her to see the attacker before he escapes. Two Scotland Yard detectives attend the crime scene: Inspector Quaid and his junior assistant, Detective Trave. Quaid is convinced that this is a simple open-and-shut case involving a family dispute. But Trave is not so sure. Following a mysterious note in the dead man's pocket, Trave discovers that Morrison was visited by Alec Thorn, deputy head of MI6, on the day of his death. Could Thorn — who is clearly carrying a flame for Morrison's daughter — be involved in a plot to betray his country that Morrison tried to halt, and if so, can Trave stop it in time?
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Orders from Berlin by Simon Tolkien — A William Trave Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: December 2012
List Price: $25.99