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 form of battle involves its legit finish. Why has David Audley damaged the British-Greek truce? And moreover, why did his brigadier order his activities? Is it simply twist of fate that Audley is stunned close to Delphi via Captain Fattorini of the Royal Engineers? due to that unlucky stumble upon, Fattorini reveals himself in occupied Germany because the latest member of TRR-2: a different Intelligence unit engaged in a perilous and brutal video game. it isn't till he finally meets Audley's mysterious brigadier that Fattorini learns the total fact approximately his personal project within the ill-omened Teutoburg Forest.
From Publishers Weekly
Set almost always between a gaggle of British military officials in Germany in August 1945, this new mystery through the writer of The Labyrinth Maker exemplifies the truism approximately conflict: hours of boredom punctuated through moments of terror. Capt. Fred Fattorini of the Royal Engineers, member of a strong British banking kin, wonders why a small English element breaks the civil warfare truce in Greece in February 1945. He doesn't discover until eventually he's assigned to that very same targeted unit, referred to as TRR-2, in occupied Germany. Fattorini is still captivated with the incident, attempting to ferret out the truthfrom his "mad" colonel, numerous fellow majors (his personal promoting is a secret to him) and the boyish, loquacious Capt. Audley. simply after an exercize in lifting a German DP scientist, during which the British double-cross the american citizens, does Fattorini notice what's quite occurring: a British try and 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 convinced developments 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 most sensible attempt.
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About the Author
Anthony expense was once born in Hertfordshire and trained at Oxford. His lengthy occupation in journalism culminated within the editorship of the Oxford occasions. he's the writer of nineteen novels and has received the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.
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A New Kind Of War by Anthony Price