The God Of Chaos

The God Of Chaos

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Cairo, June 1942. A city blistering under the lash of a relentless summer and panicked by the implacable advance of Hitler's most talented general, Erwin Rommel. It is the worst possible time and place for the body of a senior British officer to be found in a rubbish bin, bathed in blood. His murder has been made to look like a political assassination by local extremists opposed to British rule, but former New York cop Joe Quinn isn't buying that. He senses more fundamental human emotions at play. For Quinn, it's like old times, a reminder of his past. One he doesn't want to revisit. Thrown out of the New York Police Department as a liability after the tragic death of his son, he probably shouldn't be a cop any longer, but maybe he's just what this case needs. The investigation leads him through the underbelly of an exotic, violent and seedy city to the heart of the Cairo's high command and the possibility that a highly placed spy is feeding the allies' most sensitive secrets to Rommel, waiting out in the desert. Only one woman has seen the killer - an American named Amy White. The trouble is Joe Quinn's already falling for her and if he doesn't stop the spy soon, then not just Amy, but everything else he holds dear is certain to be brutally eliminated ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 104 x 174 x 38mm | 299.37g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552151459
  • 9780552151450
  • 515,078

About Tom Bradby

Tom Bradby has been a senior correspondent for ITN for more than a decade. As Ireland Correspondent, he covered the unfolding peace process before going on to become Political Correspondent. He then spent three years based in Hong Kong as Asia Correspondent, during which time he was shot and seriously wounded whilst covering a riot in Jakarta. After a period as Royal Correspondent he has since before the Home Affairs Editor. He is the acclaimed author of Shadow Dancer, The Sleep of the Dead, The Master of Rain, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year 2002, and The White Russian, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Award for the Best Historical Crime Novel of 2003. He lives in England with his wife and three children.show more

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"Bradby's best book yet... Enjoyable and atmospheric" * Sunday Telegraph * "Bradby has the talent of a reporter but the heart of a storyteller" * Daily Mail * "The kind of historical fiction that may send you back to the real history books to learn more" * Washington Post *show more

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1942. The Nazi hammer is about to fall on the beleaguered city of Cairo.As tension mounts, a key British officer is found brutally murdered. Nobody can fathom the motives behind the killing, and it is certainly the wrong time to start asking questions. Former New York cop Joe Quinn is a maverick whose methods run against the grain of the British military police.But he is tasked with uncovering the truth and in spite of the circumstances determines to do so - in his own way.Is this merely a straightforward case of espionage or something rather more intimate? 'Bradby's best book yet...Enjoyable and atmospheric' Sunday Telegraph 'Bradby has the talent of a reporter but the heart of a storyteller' Daily Mail 'The kind of historical fiction that may send you back to the real history books to learn more' Washington Postshow more

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"The kind of historical fiction that may send you back to the real history books to learn more"show more

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