By Anthony Price
David Audley no 17
A New type of warfare* takes us again to the Greece and Germany of 1945 - because the previous type of struggle involves its legit finish. Why has David Audley damaged the British-Greek truce? And in addition, why did his brigadier order his activities? Is it simply accident that Audley is stunned close to Delphi via Captain Fattorini of the Royal Engineers? due to that unlucky come across, Fattorini unearths himself in occupied Germany because the latest member of TRR-2: a different Intelligence unit engaged in a deadly and brutal video game. it's not till he finally meets Audley's mysterious brigadier that Fattorini learns the complete fact approximately his personal task within the ill-omened Teutoburg Forest.
From Publishers Weekly
Set more often than not between a gaggle of British military officials in Germany in August 1945, this new mystery by way of the writer of The Labyrinth Maker exemplifies the truism approximately struggle: hours of boredom punctuated via moments of terror. Capt. Fred Fattorini of the Royal Engineers, member of a robust British banking relatives, wonders why a small English aspect breaks the civil struggle truce in Greece in February 1945. He doesn't discover until eventually he's assigned to that very same specified unit, referred to as TRR-2, in occupied Germany. Fattorini is still keen about the incident, attempting to ferret out the truthfrom his "mad" colonel, a number of fellow majors (his personal merchandising is a secret to him) and the boyish, loquacious Capt. Audley. merely after an exercize in lifting a German DP scientist, within which the British double-cross the americans, does Fattorini realize what's relatively occurring: a British try to co-opt high-level German scientists from less than the noses of the Russians and discover a Russian operative of their midst. There are tricks of Evelyn Waugh's wartime trilogy and yes trends towards Anthony Powell's obliqueness in his A Dance to the tune of Time sequence. yet obliqueness the following turns into annoyingly talky, and the tone of anguished cynicism turns out stagey. this isn't Price's top attempt.
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About the Author
Anthony fee was once born in Hertfordshire and knowledgeable at Oxford. His lengthy profession in journalism culminated within the editorship of the Oxford occasions. he's the writer of nineteen novels and has gained the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.
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A New Kind Of War by Anthony Price