Author(s): Michael Ridpath
A spy novel set in Holland and France during the "phony war" of September 1939 - May 1940, this is the sequel to The Sentinel
October, 1939: war has been declared, but until the armies massed on either side of the French/German border engage, all is quiet on the Western Front. But just because its quiet doesn't mean that it's not deadly. There are those who believe the war no one wants to fight should be brought to a swift conclusion, even if it means treachery. A year ago, Conrad de Lancey came within seconds of assassinating Hitler. Now the British Secret Service want him to go back into Europe and make contact with a group of German officers they believe are plotting a coup. But this is the Shadow War. And the shadows are multiplying. And it's not only disaffected Germans who are prepared to betray their country to save it.
'An intriguing thriller ... In a storyline full of conspiracy, deception and political manoeuvring Ridpath challenges the reader to wonder about the loyalty of some establishment figures, and especially that of the Duke of Windsor' Bestselling Crime Thrillers. 'This is the second episode in a series that could run and run. A rich mixture of historical fact spiced up with fiction, set during the period of the Phoney War' Literary Review. 'Riveting reading ... A great excuse for a night in from one of the UK's foremost thriller writers' Bookbag. 'Shadows of War suggests that the historical thriller is his real metier' CrimeTime. 'Wartime provides great opportunity for the exploration of human nature under pressure, and the book contains plenty of dramatic scenes where Conrad's mettle is tested ... a thrilling plot' Crime Review.
Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children. Visit his website at www.michaelridpath.com