The Ways of the World

The Ways of the World

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1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world's nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, spies and opportunists have also gathered in the city and the last thing the British diplomatic community needs at such a time is the mysterious death of a senior member of their delegation. So, when Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress's apartment building in unexplained circumstances, their first instinct is to suppress all suspicious aspects of the event. But Sir Henry's son, ex Royal Flying Corps ace James 'Max' Maxted, has other ideas. He resolves to find out how and why his father died - even if this means disturbing the impression of harmonious calm which the negotiating teams have worked so hard to maintain. In a city where countries are jostling for position at the crossroads of history and the stakes could hardly be higher, it is difficult to tell who is a friend and who a foe.And Max will soon discover just how much he needs friends, as his search for the truth sucks him into the dark heart of a seemingly impenetrable mystery.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 38mm | 699.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0593069730
  • 9780593069738
  • 448,175

About Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. The first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw. His thriller, Long Time Coming won an Edgar in the Mystery Writers of America awards.
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1,529 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 19% (298)
4 45% (691)
3 26% (392)
2 7% (110)
1 2% (38)

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Couldn't put it down, started to worry how it was going to finish when the pages were getting close to the rear cover, but to get to the last page & read "to be continued" is having me now salivating for the sequel. One of the reasons I like reading books of Mr Goddard's calibre, is that I need a dictionary beside me to get the meaning of some of the words which is expanding my vocabulary, that I find beneficial. Hope soon Robert has pen to paper & the sequel is out to answer Max's & mine questions as to what his farther was up to & how he is going to get out of the clutches of Lemmer & what part Le Singe has to play in all of more
by Paul
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