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Princes Gate (Paperback) (Mark Ellis)

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The first entry in an atmospheric detective series set in wartime London mixing historical and fictional characters and featuring DCI Frank Merlin—a charismatic and intriguing half-Spanish detectiveWhen a brilliant emigré scientist is killed by a hit and run driver and a young woman's body is washed up in the Thames, Merlin and his team must investigate. The woman is an employee of the American Embassy, whose Ambassador at this time is Joseph Kennedy. DCI Merlin's investigation of diplomats at the Embassy ruffles feathers at the Foreign Office—the American Ambassador is a well-known supporter of appeasement and many powerful and influential Britons favor the pursuit of a negotiated peace settlement with ******. The death of another Embassy employee leads Merlin into some of the seedier quarters of wartime London where a corrupt night-club owner, various high-flying diplomats and the Ambassador himself appear to be linked to the events surrounding the deaths. Merlin has to pursue his detective work under the interfering supervision of an Assistant Metropolitan Commissioner who is fearful about the impact of Merlin's investigations on Anglo-American relations at a time when America represents to many Britain's the only hope of salvation.
Number of Pages: 307.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: DCI Frank Merlin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Author: Mark Ellis
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51278833
UPC: 9780992994389
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-5918

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