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  • Published: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552167062
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Corners of the Globe

(The Wide World - James Maxted 2)




A thrilling mix of espionage, treachery and murder set in the aftermath of the First World War from the master of the triple-cross

Spring, 1919. James ‘Max’ Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half-buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace conference. But he was convinced there was more – much more – to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish. And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of it.

Now, enlisted under false colours in Lemmer’s service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service, Max sets out on his first – and possibly last – mission for Lemmer. It takes him to the far north of Scotland – to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow, its fate to be decided at the conference-table in Paris. Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships. What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south, towards London, with information that could destroy Lemmer – if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it...

  • Pub date: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552167062
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for The Corners of the Globe

“The master of the triple double-cross”

The Times

“A compelling storyteller of our time”

Sunday Telegraph

“A conjurer...nothing can stop him”

Guardian


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