Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gripping Novel about Plot to Kill Churchill ; BOOKS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gripping Novel about Plot to Kill Churchill ; BOOKS

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Orders From Berlin by Simon Tolkien (Harper-Collins hardback,Pounds 20, ebook Pounds 9.99) the surname, but there are or wizards in YOU may recognise the surname, but there are no hobbits or wizards in this novel. JRR Tolkien's grandson, Simon, has written a gripping Second World War espionage thriller.

Tolkien's grandson, Simon, has written a gripping It's 1940, and the Luftwaffe is bombing London; the RAF is bombing Berlin. However, Hitler wants to focus his efforts on beating the Soviets, and so wants peace with Britain.

But Winston Churchill stands in his way, and the only solution for Hitler is to hire a double agent in MI6 to assassinate him.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Trace discovers the plot, and tries to weed out the good guys from the bad, before it's too late.

This is a simply brilliant novel. Tolkien weaves historical facts into his fiction, and it's seamless. His description of the Blitz is incredible.

Tolkien is brave to create a character of Hitler, but it's believable, and he's obviously done a lot of research.

It takes at least two chapters before things really get going, so persevere, it's worth it.

Emma Wilson The Forgotten by David Baldacci (Macmillan hardback, Pounds 18.99) latest thriller the world of DAVID Baldacci's latest thriller returns to the world of US military criminal investigator John Puller, an agent with no rules.

an agent with no rules.

Puller is called to investigate a death of his aunt in Paradise, Florida. The motive is unknown.

As he delves deeper into the mystery, he realises the sleepy town of Paradise is a hotbed of secrets and lies. And with more and more of the residents being killed, he faces a race against time to solve the case.

Baldacci has proven once again that he can keep you on the edge of your seat with a thrilling, action-packed storyline that draws you deeper into the explosive world of John Puller. …

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