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  • Published: 3 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448111091
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

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...

  • Published: 3 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448111091
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

About the author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard's first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then, his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. He has won awards in the UK, the US and acrossEurope and his books have been translated into over thirty languages. In 2019, he won the Crime Writers’ Association’s highest accolade, the Diamond Dagger, for a lifetime achievement in Crime Writing.

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Praise for The Corners of the Globe

The master of the triple double-cross

The Times

The master of the triple double-cross

The Times

A compelling storyteller of our time

Sunday Telegraph

A compelling storyteller of our time

Sunday Telegraph

A conjurer...nothing can stop him

Guardian

A conjurer...nothing can stop him

Guardian

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