By Anthony Price
David Audley no 17
A New form of battle* takes us again to the Greece and Germany of 1945 - because the previous form of struggle involves its reliable 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 stunned close to Delphi by means of Captain Fattorini of the Royal Engineers? because of that unlucky come across, Fattorini unearths himself in occupied Germany because the most up-to-date member of TRR-2: a unique Intelligence unit engaged in a perilous and brutal online game. it isn't till he eventually meets Audley's mysterious brigadier that Fattorini learns the complete fact approximately his personal task within the ill-omened Teutoburg Forest.
From Publishers Weekly
Set typically between a bunch of British military officials in Germany in August 1945, this new mystery via the writer of The Labyrinth Maker exemplifies the truism approximately warfare: hours of boredom punctuated via moments of terror. Capt. Fred Fattorini of the Royal Engineers, member of a robust British banking kinfolk, wonders why a small English aspect breaks the civil conflict truce in Greece in February 1945. He doesn't discover till he's assigned to that very same distinctive unit, known as TRR-2, in occupied Germany. Fattorini is still captivated with the incident, attempting to ferret out the truthfrom his "mad" colonel, a number of fellow majors (his personal advertising is a secret to him) and the boyish, loquacious Capt. Audley. purely after an exercize in lifting a German DP scientist, during which the British double-cross the americans, does Fattorini notice what's rather 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 traits towards Anthony Powell's obliqueness in his A Dance to the track 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 top attempt.
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About the Author
Anthony expense used to be born in Hertfordshire and informed at Oxford. His lengthy profession in journalism culminated within the editorship of the Oxford occasions. he's the writer of nineteen novels and has gained the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.