Written by 'a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack' (Daily Telegraph)
The Inspector Troy series is perfect for fans of Le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst.
After ten years spying for the Americans, Wolfgang Stahl disappears during a Berlin air raid. The Germans think he's dead. The British know he's not. But where is he?
MI6 convince US Intelligence that Stahl will head for London, and so Captain Cal Cormack, a shy American 'aristocrat', is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton of Stepney, fat, fifty and convivial. Between them they scour London, a city awash with spivs and refugees.
When things start to go terribly wrong, ditched by MI6 and disowned by his embassy, Cal is introduced to his one last hope - Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard...
Larx in Blitz London
Troy is a good policeman and generally a good man but he is not good to women, it is odd that it is not necessary to like the hero of a series to want to follow him. This novel assembles a cast of characters that we will follow through Troy’s life enjoying that we know more about some of them than he does. What larx.