Corpus: A gripping spy thriller

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Corpus: A gripping spy thriller

Corpus: A gripping spy thriller

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I received an ARC of this title from the publisher and Emily Burns with my thanks, and this is my unbiased review. His Cambridge is a dense and smoky world where fascists and communists are operating as secret societies, with both sides recruiting idealistic students and plotting to destabilise England for their own gain. Both have back stories, dimension and darker moments highlighting their humanity and ensuring they'll never attain super-hero status. I didn’t think he had any chemistry with Lydia (who I wish more had been made more of given her university education rather than making her traditional hostage fodder) and the finale was just so ridiculous that it spoilt my enjoyment of the previous pages. Manipulated current affairs play a crucial role in just about everything and the meticulously engineered motives of prominent figures reach across the ocean to Russia, Spain, Germany, and more alarmingly right under our noses.

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. In many ways, Corpus would seem to be entirely different but it is a stroke of genius to create a new character, Tom Wilde, who is so fascinated by and knowledgeable in John Shakespeare’s world, who demonstrates the constant timeless themes of history which endlessly recur. Definitely not a book for the youngsters by the way: whatever it is she's up to comes with an 18 rating!

Our Non-Fiction Range includes: Academic, Photography, Audio books, Business, Cook Books, Craft Books, Health and Fitness Books, Mind, Body, Spirit (Tarot). This entry was posted in book reviews and tagged books, Rory Clements, thriller, Tom Wilde, World War Two on August 7, 2018 by sandradan1. American lecturer Tom Wilde, a specialist in Elizabethan espionage history, is dragged into political conspiracies as Communists and Nazis vie for influence over the English throne. King Edward VIII's forbidden love for the divorcee Mrs Wallis Simpson arrives in the midst of this, playing an interesting and disturbing role.This is a very clever book, rich in intrigue and deceptions, with an army of characters to keep track of.

Our Adult Fiction Books, Range includes Classics Novels, Comic Books, Crime, Thriller, Mystery Novels, General Fiction, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction and War. The story moves on, through assassinations, attempted rape, blackmail, the transportation of stolen bullion and devious political conspiracies .

After connecting a few erratic dots Wilde is directed into the path of a mysterious journalist whose talents allude to events more instrumental than getting a scoop for The Times.

And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. While it is not yet front page news, Britain at the end of November, 1936, is taken up with the rights and wrongs of the potential abdication of King Edward, who is said to be a personal friend of Adolf Hitler. May have some underlining and highlighting of text and some writing in the margins, but there are no missing pages or anything else that would compromise the readability or legibility of the text. The thing I hadn't appreciated before reading this is that the pre-war academic world is as split and turbulent as mainland Europe itself.In a London club, three senior members of the establishment light the touchpaper on a conspiracy that will threaten the lives of royalty and government ministers. Taking the reader from the opening scene in Germany, where Nancy Hereward, a left-wing idealist and daughter of a Nazi sympathiser, is trying to help the Jewish scientist escape, through her subsequent death, Clements establishes his novel as a murder mystery on a grand scale, for then, the parents of Nancy’s friend Margot, who are also friends of fascist Germany, are brutally murdered. When a renowned society couple with fascist leanings are found brutally murdered, a maverick Cambridge professor is drawn into a world of espionage he knows only from history books. The books here are primarily of the Historical Fiction or Science Fiction bent with some Thrillers and Crime thrown in - but there are happy exceptions.

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