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Lies. Secrets. Revelations. 

1919 - The truth has never been in such short supply.

Ex-flying ace James ‘Max’ Maxted’s attempt to uncover the secret behind the death of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, has seemingly ended in failure - and his own death.  

Unaware of Max’s fate, the team continue to pursue their only lead, travelling to Japan in search of a mysterious prisoner held by Sir Henry’s old enemy, Count Tomura. Once there, they encounter former German spymaster Fritz Lemmer, now rebuilding his spy network in the service of a new, more sinister cause.  

The quest Max embarked on in Paris will reach its dizzying end at Tomura's castle in the mountains of Honshu - and the full truth of what occurred 30 years before will finally be laid bare....

©2015 Robert Goddard (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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protracted money spinner from the author

even after three books, the author still insists on prolonging this story, which should have been done and dusted after, at most, two books. The entire concept of a WW1 flying ace harks back to a 'Biggles' era, for those old enough to understand that reference, and is a little far fetched of a time that probably really only existed in old films. So we are still left hanging after three books, as our hero and trusted side kick fly off into the wild blue yonder on 'a wing and a prayer.' We won't be suckered into any more of these books, so long Max.

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a jolly good adventure, but let down by Audible

An old fashioned adventure book. Slightly predictable but very hard to manage if you are listening in sessions as Audible have not bothered to divide it in to ANY CHAPTERS!!

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A good story but dragged out in parts unnecessarily. But still a good story worth listening to.

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Probably the best trilogy I've listened to in...

...years. To fit the flow of his stories the author comes up with some very odd occurrences, but then I guess if he didn't then the 3 books become 2 books. Max sees a letter at the end of the 2nd book but before he can read it, Sadiq steals it but saves him from execution by Dombreau - why save him but steal something from him? Equally in the same instance, the man is about to kill him but then is tied up himself but Max subsequently does a deal (and trusts a man who was about to execute him) with the same fellow - it just beggars belief... he doesn't then read that letter until a third of the way through the third book and you wait until half way through for him to share it with his friends (and therefore us the reader) That said, it's a really good yarn and one both loved and recommend - usually where authors who do this are concerned, I simply get angry - but this an interesting spy story and because it is so good, I can forgive most things...

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  • 21-06-20

Excellent

Have so enjoyed this last instalment of the James Maxted trilogy, although perhaps not one for the faint-hearted, however the gorier passages stop just short of being too gruesome! Annoyingly, Audible failed to list individual chapters in the index which makes finding your place, if lost, a bit of a nightmare.