Arnold Taylor


Books reviewed by Arnold Taylor

Deep Blue

Charles Thoroughgood, Head of MI6, agrees to an informal request from MI5 to look into a case involving a group of political activists calling themselves Action Against Authority. Legal reasons prevent MI5 itself from pursuing the case because the group is linked to a political party – the SNP.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Maigret's First Case

Maigret is informed of a possible case of murder in the early hours of the morning.  When a young man knocks on the door of the house to investigate he is beaten up by a manservant.  Maigret decides to pay a visit to the house.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Arnold Taylor

The Passenger

It is 1941 and the Battle of the Atlantic is at its height. U-Boat U330 receives a heavily encoded message to pick up two prisoners from a ship just off the coast of Iceland. They carry out the order and, in doing so, put the submarine in grave danger.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Maigret at the Coroner's

Maigret, visiting the United States to familiarise himself with American police methods, finds himself a spectator at a coroner’s inquest into the death of a young woman.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Cold Earth

Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez of the Shetland police is attending the funeral of an old friend when a sudden land slip smashes through a croft in its path.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Arnold Taylor

A Divided Spy

Thomas Kell had decided his days with MI6 were over. Then an encounter with an MI5 employee offers him the chance of getting even with the Russian who he believes had murdered his girlfriend.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Montecristo

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Babylon Berlin

A car is found in the Landwehr Canal and in the car is a man who has been brutally tortured. DI Gereon Rath, although not a member of the Homicide Division, decides to investigate.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Paris Spring

Will Flemyng of the British Secret Service is on his way to the embassy in Paris when a young unknown man speaks to him quite out of the blue and sets in motion a series of events that threaten to lead to his ruin and exposure.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Accidental Agent

James Nessheim, having resigned from the FBI, is now studying law at university. His former boss, Assistant Director Harry Guttman, asks him to go under cover and establish whether a Nazi spy has managed to infiltrate the Chicago team working on the first atom bomb.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Unfortunate Englishman

Joe Wilderness is in a West Berlin jail after having unintentionally shot a woman whom he was trying to smuggle to the West. Just when it seems that he is going to be there for a long time, his father-in-law, a senior member of MI5, comes to his rescue - but it is at a price.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Little Apple

Five Austrian prisoners of war, released by the Russians in 1918, have sworn to seek revenge on the Camp Commandant.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Retribution

On a beautiful autumn day a Muslim suicide bomber triggers an explosion in the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, killing more than 1000 people.  A year goes by and, in spite of intensive efforts to find the criminals, no arrests have been made.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Palace of Treason

A member of the Russian Intelligence Service, Dominika Egorova, has been turned by a CIA man on a mission to the United States. She is given the task of returning to Moscow to act as a CIA mole.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Dirty War

An up and coming Parisian lawyer is found murdered - burned alive next to a swimming pool in Paris. Lola Jost, whose assistant was murdered in a similar fashion, feels she has to see if there is any link between the two deaths.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Maigret's Dead Man

Maigret has to choose whether to believe a woman who thinks everybody is trying to poison her and a man who rings him out of the blue, asking for his immediate help.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Murderer in Ruins

The body of a young woman is found hidden behind a wall in the wartime rubble that used to be Hamburg. She has clearly been strangled but, that apart, there are no clues.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The One Man

A 92-year-old man in a Chicago care home is visited by his daughter. Although known to have been a Holocaust survivor, he has never revealed any details of his past. She persuades him to tell his story, one that begins with two men running for their lives.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Case of Lisandra P

When a beautiful young woman is found dead at the foot of an apartment block in Buenos Aires, the police are convinced that they are dealing with a case of murder.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Mulberry Bush

A young American meets an Argentinian woman in Buenos Aires and falls in love with her. However, he conceals the fact that he has one aim in life – to avenge his father, whose life had been ruined by the CIA.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Searcher

Isaac Hammer runs an investigative agency with his partner, Ben Webster. Or, at least he did until, following a raging argument, Webster disappears. Hammer’s office is then invaded by the police with a search warrant.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Maigret in New York

Maigret agrees to a request from a young Paris lawyer, fearful for his father’s life, to sail to New York and find out what is happening to him.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Arnold Taylor

A Fine Line

Guido Guerrieri is a defence lawyer working in Bari, southern Italy. Having just completed a successful appeal on behalf of a man accused of sexual assault, he receives a telephone call from a judge requesting his help.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Arnold Taylor

A Man of Some Repute

Hugo Hawksworth of the intelligence services is given a desk job following an injury sustained in the field. His boss arranges for him to be accommodated in Selchester Castle, from which Lord Selchester had mysteriously disappeared six years earlier.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Blood Wedding

Sophie Duguet, troubled by nightmares and memory loss, is acting as a baby sitter for the young son of a wealthy couple. One morning she wakes up to find him strangled to death. 

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Cécile is Dead

Nobody in Maigret’s office takes Cécile seriously when she insists that there is a frequent intruder in her flat.  However, when Maigret decides to pay a call on her, just to be on the safe side, he finds that her aunt, with whom she lives, has been murdered.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The 14th Colony

The Cold War has been over for years and Russia has lost it. However, there is one man who refuses to accept this and has plans to take a horrifying revenge on the United States.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne

A friend asks Antoine Verlaque to visit a man called Rene Rouquet, who lives in an apartment once occupied by Paul Cézanne, and who may have discovered a lost Cezanne painting. When he arrives at the apartment he receives a severe shock.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Arnold Taylor

All Things Nice

Charlotte Gleeson is celebrating her birthday with a large party but she will remember very little because she is drunk. The following morning her daughter’s boyfriend, Kieran, is found stabbed to death.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Misty Harbour

A man who does not know his own identity is picked up by Paris police. Maigret sets about trying to discover who the man is.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Arnold Taylor

John Le Carré: The Biography

This biography of David Cornwell, better known by his penname of John le Carré, attempts to explain the link between his childhood and upbringing and his interest in the world of secret intelligence, both as a member of it and as a writer about it.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Different Class

Roy Straitley has been a Latin master at St Oswald’s for 30 years. When a new head is appointed, Straitley is shocked to discover that he is an old boy whom he had always distrusted.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The English Spy

A terrorist plants a bomb on a luxury motor yacht, killing all on board including a popular princess of the British Royal Family. MI5 turns for help to Gabriel Allon of the Israeli Intelligence Services.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Vertigo

Gévigne, a married man, contacts an old friend, a former policeman, after many years.  He asks him to carry out an investigation into the behaviour of his wife, who is given to dream-like states and periods of apparent absence from the material world.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Real Tigers

Catherine Standish, one of the out of favour MI5 officers based in Slough House, is kidnapped by a former soldier out for revenge. Jackson Lamb, the head of Slough House, is determined to free her.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Memory of Evil

It is 42 years since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi came to power in Libya, the country of Balistreri’s birth. He, however, remembers the year not for that but for the death of his mother – a ‘suicide’ that he has always regarded as actually murder.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Arnold Taylor

No Mortal Thing

A young Englishman, holding a prominent position in an investment bank in Berlin, decides to intervene when he sees a young girl being attacked in the street – an action that has huge consequences.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Smoke and Whispers

Sarah Tucker finds out from the internet that the body of her friend, Zoe Boehm, has been discovered floating in the Tyne. She is asked by the local police to go to Newcastle and make a formal identification.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Rise of the Enemy

Carl Logan of the Joint Intelligence Agency is sent on what should have been a routine mission to Russia. It becomes much less than routine, however, when he finds himself betrayed and taken prisoner.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Blue Room

A couple conducting an affair have a near miss with being discovered. This leads to the end of an affair but the beginning of a nightmare.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Toxic

The body of a man, headless and missing his hands, turns up on a deserted beach at Dungeness in Kent. He is soon identified as an important banker, but why he should have been murdered is a mystery.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Arnold Taylor

A Quiet End

John Corey has recently returned from action in the Yemen as part of the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, and has been asked to resign on the grounds of insubordination. But a dead-end job puts him on the trail of a dangerous Russian.

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Lying Down Room

Commandant Morel is called to investigate the case of an old woman found dead in her bed. It doesn’t take him too long to come to the conclusion that she did not die a natural death.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Arnold Taylor

A Dancer in the Dust

When a friend is found dead in a New York back street, Ray Campbell feels obliged to return to the African state of Lubanda and to confront a past he would prefer to forget.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Cartel

When drug overlord Adán Barrera is allowed to escape from a Mexican prison, the man who put him there, DEA agent Art Keller, vows to do whatever is necessary to bring him to justice again.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Moth Catcher

A retired farm labourer comes upon the body of a young man in a quiet Northumberland valley. When the police visit his flat to find out more about him they find the body of another man.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Nobody Walks

His son’s apparent suicide brings Tom Bettany back to the UK, determined to find some answers.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Arnold Taylor

And Is There Honey Still For Tea?

A libel suit between an American university professor and an Englishman accused of being a spy instigates a dangerous series of events for barrister Ben Schroeder.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Saint-Fiacre Affair

An anonymous message Maigret receives predicting a death during the mass on All Souls Day prompts him to return to the village in which he was born.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Arnold Taylor

A Colder War

When the chief of Station in Ankara is killed in a plane crash, the Head of MI6 asks Thomas Kell to investigate. Kell, a previously disgraced agent, sees this as an opportunity to rehabilitate himself, but it soon becomes clear that a mole is at work.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Talking To Ghosts

Commander Vilar's son has been missing for some years. His wife has left him because of his refusal to accept that he is probably dead. He tries to carry out his tasks as a policeman but his missing son is always at the front of his mind.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Shadow Puppet

Maigret is summoned late at night by a telephone call from the concierge of an apartment block in the Place des Vosges. She tells him that a man is dead and that she suspects murder.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Arnold Taylor

No Known Grave

A convalescent hospital in 1942, run by Anglican nuns for badly injured servicemen, is an unlikely place for a double murder to take place. That, however, is what DI Tom Tyler finds when he is called to the hospital.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Thin Air

Three old university friends, Caroline, Eleanor and Polly, leave London for the Shetland Isles where they are to celebrate Caroline’s recent marriage to a Shetlander. Almost immediately after the party, one of them disappears and her body is found in a loch.

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Camille

Anne Forestier, the new woman in Camille Verhoeven's life, goes into a toilet in a fashionable shopping quarter and runs into three armed men just on the point of carrying out a robbery.

Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

Manfred Baumann is a loner and a misfit whose sole source of pleasure is watching a seductive waitress in the bistro where he is a regular patron. One day she simply disappears in circumstances that lead to his coming under suspicion.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Grand Banks Café

Maigret is asked by an old friend to look into the case of a former pupil of his who has been arrested for murder in the fishing port of Fécamp after returning from three months at sea. He agrees and enters a dark and seemingly mysterious world

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Root of All Evil

A young Arab girl is murdered in Libya and there appears to be no discernible motive. Thirteen years later an almost identical murder takes place in Rome. Commissario Michele Balistreri knows that the two crimes are connected and that a solution to one will lead to a solution of the other.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Waiting Game

Detective Inspector Ellen Kelly no longer feels she needs the counselling sessions following her killing of a man in the performance of her duty. But her new boss doesn’t trust her and insists on dictating the course of her investigation into a serious and potentially dangerous case of stalking.

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Ostland

An idealistic young German policeman joins the hunt for a serial killer operating on the Berlin S-Bahn railway. When the investigation comes to a close he is transferred and takes up a position in the German Eastern colonies.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Mortal Bonds

Jason Stafford is recruited by the family of a hugely wealthy fraudster who has just died in prison. His accounts just don’t seem to make sense and his family is convinced that a vast amount of money has been hidden away. Jason’s task is to locate it.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Reckoning

A retired banker goes fishing and is shot dead for no apparent reason. When others die in the same way it becomes obvious that there must be a reason and that the killings are connected.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Inside Enemy

Charles Thoroughgood, the newly-appointed head of a revamped MI6, is presented almost immediately with the problem of cyber attacks on the UK.  At the same time one of his field agents is murdered and a former colleague who turned traitor escapes from prison.


Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Arnold Taylor

A Crime In Holland

Jean Duclos, a French university professor, is on a lecture tour and has just given a talk at Delfzijl, a small town in Holland, when the owner of the house in which he is a guest is shot dead. Maigret is sent there in an unofficial capacity at the request of the university at which M. Duclos teaches.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Irène

Commandant Camille Verhoeven is confronted by the savage murder of two young prostitutes. His investigations lead him to the belief that the circumstances of the murder replicate those described in a well-known crime novel.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Director

Post WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, the CIA is fast losing credibility. The president appoints as CIA Director Graham Weber, a wealthy businessman and a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, with full authority to make any changes he considers necessary,

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Vagabond

A former runner of informers against the Provisional IRA is called out of retirement and asked to help trap a well-known and dangerous Irish Republican.  He agrees to do so even though the work had left him emotionally scarred.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Acts of Omission

When a computer disc containing the names of British informants to the former East German Stasi is lost, it sets in train a series of events that has grave political consequences.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin

Two boys, attempting to burgle a Liège nightclub, find a body on the premises and flee. When, a day or so later, the body turns up in the botanical gardens the boys and the nightclub staff come under suspicion.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Tooth Tattoo

A body is found on the towpath of the river Avon in Bath. It has all the hallmarks of suicide but Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, is not so sure and decides to investigate.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Dog Will Have His Day

Whilst keeping watch on the occupant of a house in Paris, Louis Kehlweiler, now made redundant by the Justice Department, spots something that turns out to be a small human bone. In spite of being ridiculed by the police when he takes it to them, he decides to investigate.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Deliverance of Evil

On the day that Italy won the World Cup in 1982 a young and very beautiful girl is murdered. Twenty-four years later, with that murder still unsolved, Italy again wins the World Cup and again a young girl is murdered. Commissario Michele Balestreri blames himself for having failed to solve the earlier crime and is determined to solve this one.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Tatiana

A fearless reporter, Tatiana Petrovna, is found dead, apparently having committed suicide by throwing herself from the sixth floor of an apartment block. At about the same time a billionaire Mafia chief is shot dead. As Senior Investigator, Arkady Renko, looks into the first case, he comes to believe that it is in some way connected with the second.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Ways of the World

James Maxted is informed that his diplomat father has been accidentally killed in Paris whilst attending the Versailles peace talks in 1919. He’s not convinced of the cause of death and in spite of danger to his own life, begins to investigate.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Midnight in Europe

Cristian Ferrar, a Spanish émigré living in Paris and employed by a law firm on the Champs Elysées, is persuaded to become involved in running arms to the Spanish Republican forces in their fight against Franco.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Arnold Taylor

A Nasty Piece of Work

Lemuel Gunn has been forcibly retired by the CIA and is seeking to make a living as a private detective. Enter the alluring Ornella Neppi who asks him to locate a man called Emilio Gava, a drug dealer who she suspects is about to jump the $125,000 bail posted by her uncle. Needing the money and sexually attracted to her, he agrees.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Gone Girl

It is the fifth wedding anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunne but they are not to spend it together because Amy disappears. The police believe that her husband is responsible, though he denies it and they can’t prove it.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Arnold Taylor

A Love Like Blood

It is August 1944 and an officer in the RAMC is enjoying a short leave in
newly-liberated Paris when, in a concrete bunker, he comes across a man drinking the blood of a woman he has just killed. Horrified, he runs away but he is to encounter the man again, with consequences for the remainder of his life.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Counterfeit Agent

The CIA deputy head of the Istanbul Station receives information from a mysterious man who claims to belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that two Israeli embassies are to be attacked. When the attack is followed by a prediction that a station chief is to be assassinated it has to be taken very seriously.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Slow Horses

A man is displayed bound and hooded on the internet with the information that he will be beheaded in 48 hours. Jackson Lamb, head of MI5’s Slough House, does not subscribe to the general view that this is Al-Qaeda inspired and begins an investigation.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Dry Bones

Fintan Dunne is part of a wartime OSS operation in Slovakia that never had any chance of success. During his escape from the country he comes across survivors from Auschwitz, an encounter that is to return to haunt him years later.

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Harbour Street

An elderly, elegant, woman is found dead on a Metro train in the north east of England. It turns out that she lived in Mardle, the next stop on the line, and that, although reserved, she is well liked in her hometown.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Never List

Sarah and her friend had compiled a list of rules which, in order to guarantee their safety, had to be observed. One night they broke the rules and had to face the consequences.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Dark Angel

Two girls living in Paris find their flatmate brutally murdered when they return home. Two neighbours, Ingrid Diesel, a masseuse, and Lola Jost, a former police officer, get to know each other following the murder and decide to investigate,

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Holiday Murders

On Christmas Eve, 1943, Police Inspector Titus Lambert and Sergeant Joe Sable of the newly-formed Melbourne Homicide Squad, are required to investigate a double murder which may be politically motivated.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Late Monsieur Gallet

A very ordinary man is killed by an unknown assailant at a hotel in the wine-growing village of Sancerre. There is no apparent motive and the information that Maigret begins to gather serves only to make the case more mysterious.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Paris Winter

It is 1909 and Maud Heighton has left provincial Darlington and moved to Paris in order to learn to paint at Lafond’s famous Academy. However, she finds herself short of money and almost starving and is grateful when she is given an opportunity to earn money as companion to a young, beautiful girl.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Five Dead Canaries

Five young women, working in the manufacture of explosives during the First World War, are at a birthday party celebration when a bomb goes off, killing them all. A sixth woman had just left the party before the explosion.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Arnold Taylor

An Officer and a Spy

Following the conviction of Alfred Dreyfus for treason, Major Georges Picquart, who had witnessed the trial, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and placed in charge of the intelligence unit that had identified Dreyfus as a spy. Events begin to occur which make him question the outcome of the trial.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Black Fridays

Jason Stafford, an outstanding Wall Street trader, has just been released from prison, having been found guilty of fixing the books. He is unemployable in his former capacity and is grateful when the head of an investment firm asks him to look into problems caused by a trader who has recently died.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Campbell's Kingdom

A man who has been told he has only a short time to live receives news that he has been left property in Canada.  He refuses to sell it, as his lawyer advises, and decides to emigrate with a view to spending his last days on the property.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Red Winter

A former soldier decides to desert and return to his wife and children. When he reaches his home village, however, he finds it empty of people.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Dead Water

A boat floating in a marina is found to contain the dead body of a young man, a former resident of Shetland.  The police investigative team consists of a woman whose first major case this is and a man still traumatised by the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Hunting Shadows

DI Ellen Kelly returns to work after compassionate leave and finds herself confronted by a case involving the abduction of a little girl. Realising that she is in a race against time, she throws herself into the investigation and pursues it single-mindedly.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The City of Strangers

Detective Sergeant Stefan Gillespie is sent to New York on what appears to be a simple mission to escort a suspected murderer back to Ireland.  It turns out to be far from simple and highly dangerous.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Arnold Taylor

Death of a Diplomat

The death of a retired diplomat by drowning poses a problem for a Nassau police detective and for the British foreign office official working with him. Is it simply accidental or could it be suicide, or even murder?

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Arnold Taylor

Harry's Game

A British cabinet minister is murdered in a London street by an IRA assassin.  The Prime Minister insists that an agent be put in place to find the man responsible.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Arnold Taylor

Dead Lions

A former member of MI5 is found dead on a bus, apparently as a result of a heart attack.  An ex-colleague doesn’t believe it and sets out to investigate.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor

A Delicate Truth

Toby Bell, a rising star in the Foreign Office, comes across information that points to a conspiracy that had involved his own Foreign Minister. He has to decide whether to turn whistle-blower and finds himself in constant danger.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Corporal's Wife

A member of an elite Iranian military regiment is blackmailed into providing intelligence to Western agencies.  He refuses to tell all he knows until his wife is rescued from Iran.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Arnold Taylor