By Anthony Price
David Audley no 17
A New type of struggle* takes us again to the Greece and Germany of 1945 - because the outdated form of battle involves its legitimate finish. Why has David Audley damaged the British-Greek truce? And additionally, why did his brigadier order his activities? Is it simply accident that Audley is shocked close to Delphi by means of Captain Fattorini of the Royal Engineers? due to that unlucky come upon, Fattorini unearths himself in occupied Germany because the most recent member of TRR-2: a unique Intelligence unit engaged in a deadly and brutal video game. it's not until eventually he ultimately 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 in most cases 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 struggle: hours of boredom punctuated by way of moments of terror. Capt. Fred Fattorini of the Royal Engineers, member of a robust British banking kinfolk, wonders why a small English element breaks the civil conflict truce in Greece in February 1945. He doesn't discover till he's assigned to that very same precise unit, referred to as TRR-2, in occupied Germany. Fattorini continues to be keen about the incident, attempting to ferret out the truthfrom his "mad" colonel, a variety of fellow majors (his personal advertising is a secret to him) and the boyish, loquacious Capt. Audley. in basic terms after an exercize in lifting a German DP scientist, during which the British double-cross the americans, does Fattorini detect what's particularly happening: 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 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 used to be born in Hertfordshire and proficient at Oxford. His lengthy occupation in journalism culminated within the editorship of the Oxford instances. 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