The Silent Years

The Silent Years

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Detective Inspector Penny Sanderson retires from the police service. A widow, she has time on her hands, and decides to use it by going in search of the father she never knew, who disappeared in 1943, before she was born, on a mission to France for the Special Operations Executive. His mission had been to identify a suspected traitor, responsible for the arrest, torture and murder of many members of the local resistance groups. That file remained open even at the time Penny retired. She sends for the father's war record, which proves quite unhelpful, but with it a man - Geoff Pearson - arrives, who seems to know more than he is prepared to divulge. He persuades Penny to let them work together in her quest. Between England and France, they slowly garner what scanty evidence they can of Penny's father. In France, apparently unconnected, is a love story, and a saga of murder, betrayal, and Neo-Nazi politics. The story covers a time span of 55 years and tells of the righting of several terrible wrongs which date back to the last days of World War more

Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 22.1mm | 449.05g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508660085
  • 9781508660088

About Peter Holdroyd

Peter Holdroyd is a retired anti-smuggling officer living in the east of England, not far from Norwich, with his wife of more than 40 years. He has written short stories since childhood, and a number of novels since retirement, most of which, with a collection of short stories, have been published as e-books on Amazon. He also writes and films screenplays, and since 2001 has been a Magistrate attached to the Norfolk (Norwich) more