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The Ways of the World

Fiction: Mystery/Suspense & Thriller
Unabridged   12.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/02/2015

The Ways of the World

A James Maxted Thriller

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622317677
Digital Download ISBN:9781622317684


From the Edgar Award-winning, internationally bestselling British writer Robert Goddard comes a captivating new trilogy of historical thrillers, set at the tail end of World War I and featuring the devilishly charismatic James "Max" Maxted, a Royal Flying Corps veteran who has a hard time keeping himself out of trouble.

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Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having falled from the roof. His sons Max and Ashley are sent to Paris to collect the body, and it quickly becomes clear that the theory the French police have put forward is flawed. But since the murder of a diplomat could be disastrous for the peace conference, no one is keen to ask questions--except Max.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into his father's death soon leads Max into a dangerous world of secret allegiances, international espionage, and people double-crossing each other at the highest levels of government. How far is he willing to go to discover the truth about the death of a father he barely knew? And how much will the authorities - and others - let him find out before threatening Max's own life?


"Robert Goddard is the master of complex, tricky thrillers that dazzle with surprisesAnother stellar performance." - Sydney Morning Herald "Dashed good yarn-spanning. The action is insistent and often deadly." - Toronto Star

Author Bio

Robert Goddard is the Edgar Award-winning, internationally bestselling author of Long Time Coming, Into the Blue, which won the first W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award, and Past Caring. He read history at the University of Cambridge and lives in Cornwall.