The Ends of the Earth

The Ends of the Earth

eBook - 2017
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Internationally bestselling author Robert Goddard has been called 'a master of the sly double- and triple-cross' (Seattle Times). In the third installment of the James Maxted thriller series, starring a dashing Royal Flying Corps veteran turned secret service operative, the truth about allegiances has never been less certain. The Treaty of Versailles has finally been signed, officially ending the World War I peace negotiations, and the action shifts east, to Tokyo, where a team assembled at Max's behest anxiously awaits his arrival on the docks. Max had arrived in Paris soon after the end of the Great War to investigate the suspicious death of his father, a British diplomat named Sir Henry, and soon plunged into a treacherous game of cat-and-mouse with the people behind his father's death: German spymaster Fritz Lemmer and the dark horse of the Japanese diplomatic contingent, Count Tomura. It is in Japan-where Sir Henry worked as a young government agent-that Max hopes to finally uncover the whole truth behind his father's murder and take down Lemmer's spy network once and for all. But what Max's cohort doesn't know is that his own storyline seems to have come to an end in a villa outside Marseilles. Stuck in limbo, the team decides to pursue their only lead-right into Lemmer's den. Loaded with death threats, knife fights, a kidnapping or two, and a coded list that has the power to dismantle whole governmental hierarchies, The Ends of the Earth is a masterful work of historical cut-and-thrust that tests the bonds of family and country to their very limit.
Publisher: [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. , 2017
ISBN: 9780802189530
0802189539
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook

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Sep 17, 2018

An exciting tale from start to finish told by a master storyteller. Quite unwittingly I started reading this trilogy with this final volume and am reading them chronologically backwards in time, which actually adds to the intrigue. (So this is what led to ... coming about.) In some ways they hearken back to the best of John Buchan's espionage tales (The Thirty-Nine Steps) of a century ago.

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jazpur
Jul 11, 2015

Eat your heart out, Ian Fleming. Robert Goddard's James 'Max' Maxted, ex WWII air ace does it all and then some! For sheer ingenuity and complicated scenarios, this one is very hard to beat.

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