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Summary

Sweden, 1942 - two old friends meet. They are cousins. One is Prince George, Duke of Kent, brother of the king of England. The other is Prince Philipp von Hesse, a committed Nazi and close friend of Adolf Hitler.

Days later, the Prince George is killed in a plane crash in the north of Scotland. The official story is that it was an accident - but not everyone is convinced. 

There is even a suggestion that the duke's plane was sabotaged, but with no evidence, Cambridge spy Tom Wilde is sent north to discover the truth.... 

©2021 Rory Clements (P)2021 Bonnier Books Ltd

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Awful book

This the second book I have listened to by Rory Clements, I returned the first and hoped this would be better, wrong. The story more fantasy than fiction and like the first book is a weak and poor story. I like my fiction books to have some realism about them, this has none. Hopefully has not been in my library too long so I am able to return it.

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Not for me

I had purchased and enjoyed the previous Tom Wilde books. However in this novel Tom Wilde seemed to have distorted into a caricature of the character. I found him smug, self-righteous, impetuous and undisciplined to the extent that I loathed him. Quite honestly by the end I longed for someone to shoot him and put him and me out of our misery. I wouldn’t have cared if it was done by the pursuing Nazis or his American boss just somebody please do it.

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Great Story with a difficult subject

As with all Rory Clements stories starring Tom Wilde, this is a great listen. Clements always has you rooting for his central character, be it Wilde in this case, or John Shakespeare in his wonderful Tudor detective novels.

Whilst all the Tom Wilde stories to date have been involved with the struggle against the Nazi's, either pre or during WWII, this one is on a particularly emotive topic - The holocaust. I actually found the description of a visit to a death camp as particularly moving. I have of course heard many tales of the camps, but this one hit a chord for some reason.

Also - without spoiling the story for anyone - there are some great authors notes and historical notes at the end which i found fascinating, as they contained details of real life people i had never heard of.

A really excellent listen, as always from Rory Clements (10/10 from me)

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The best yet?

Very enjoyable fast paced read continuing Tom Wilde’s storyline. A couple of loose ends towards the end so hopefully more to come? Definitely recommend this and the entire series.

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excellent listen

I have now read the whole series. They are well researched and written. The background is well described and fits in with the time. Very very good listening and thought provoking.

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I want to be Tom Wilde

This is a book which tackles the most harrowing of subjects in a manner which is both entertaining and thought provoking, through the eyes of a hero who captures the heart of all would be adventurers. it is impossible to understand what was experienced in ww2, however a book of fictions job is to make us wish we know more, and this is one of the very best. The whole Tom Wilde series is superb, and the audible performace is the best I have experienced. I look forward to the next installment with excited anticipation.

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Best yet!

Well read, well written and based on some true events. I enjoy the information provided by the author at the end of the books too...very interesting.

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Gripping!

The theme of the WWIII is sacred for the Russian people. I was born in 1960 in the Soviet Union and my generation was brought up on the ideology of the reverence towards the heroes of that war who sacrified their lives for the great victory. We were taught to respect any nation who fought against Nazism. Any new detail about that war adds to the perception of that universal Historical event !
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Another great tale

The next instalment of WW2 tales from the Spy/Prof. A couple of real events are again used as the basis to weave the fictional story around. Yet again Clements pulls it off without it becoming far-fetched.

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Excellent & thoroughly gripping!

Always a great listen, The storyline, details & narrators voices of the characters make this and the other books in the series a must listen to set! I will be going straight to the next book with much excitement. Thank you. 👍