Second in the World Wide Trilogy—“a sophisticated spy story with serious historical chops” from the Edgar Award–winning author of The Ways of the World (Kirkus Reviews).
Paris, 1919. As diplomats debate the aftermath of WWI at the Versailles Peace Conference, Royal Flying Corps veteran–turned–double agent James “Max” Maxted has just received his first mission from his new boss—and sworn enemy—legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer.
Traveling to Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands to collect a mysterious file, Max must keep his true allegiances in mind—and pray his cover isn’t blown. Meanwhile, in Paris, Max’s partner, Sam Twentyman, has problems of his own. A nefarious element in the Japanese delegation is out to kill Lemmer—and they believe they can reach him through Sam.
With the Germans about to enter the peace negotiations, the need for reconciliation among nations is greater than ever. Any mistake in Max’s mission would be fatal—and not just for him.
“Tense action and clever dialogue . . . History buffs and fans of period thrillers . . . will appreciate Goddard’s attention to detail.” —Publishers Weekly
“Tremendous fun.” —Historical Novel Society