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    • Publication date:05 Aug 2010

Washington Shadow

Peter Cotton Thriller 2: The second 'addictive' spy thriller

By Aly Monroe

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Book 2 in the 'Addictive' (Sunday Telegraph) Peter Cotton spy thriller series, for fans of John le Carré and Robert Harris.

Book 2 in the Peter Cotton spy thriller series, for fans of John le Carré and Robert Harris.

'Addictive' Sunday Telegraph

'Monroe provides terrific and convincing historical atmosphere; I am delighted that she is writing more Peter Cotton novels' The Times

The war is over. The game has begun.

September 1945. Bankrupt and desperate, Britain sends John Maynard Keynes to boom town Washington to beg for a loan. Under cover of the backup team, agent Peter Cotton is sent to investigate the break-up of America's wartime intelligence agency.

Cotton finds himself caught up in a world of shadows involving an extraordinarily attractive woman from the US State Department, a Soviet ex-tank commander claiming to be his opposite number, a contrarian African academic, an ambitious, quick-tempered boss from the world of misinformation . . . and an Anglo-American conspiracy that will change the world of post-war intelligence for ever.

The Peter Cotton spy thriller series:
Book 1: The Maze of Cadiz
Book 2: Washington Shadow
Book 3: Icelight
Book 2: Black Bear
Short story: Redeemable

Biographical Notes

Aly Monroe was born and educated in England. Trained in linguistics, she has lived abroad - mostly in Spain - and speaks several languages. She is married and has three children. Washington Shadow is the second book in the Peter Cotton series, The first, Maze of Cadiz, and the third, Icelight, shortlisted for the 2012 Ellis Peters Award for Historical Fiction, are also available from John Murray. You can find out more about Peter Cotton and Aly Monroe via her website, www.alymonroe.com or at www.johnmurray.co.uk, through her official facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Monroe.Aly, and you can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/monroe_aly.

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  • ISBN: 9781848544413
  • Publication date: 28 Oct 2010
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for the first in the Cotton series, The Maze of Cadiz: — ---
'A splendid debut mystery' — The Times
'Clever and fascinating' — Guardian
'An impressive novel with an extraordinary, dream-like atmosphere . . . The next can't come too soon' — Financial Times
'I have been looking forward to Aly Monroe's second historical spy mystery ever since I read her first, The Maze of Cadiz and I am delighted to say it does not disappoint. In fact, I think it's even better... it beautifully captures the political skulduggery going on between supposed allies, the pomposity of formal dimplomacy (and the British class system) and does something I never thought a thriller could: it makes economics interesting.' — Mike Ripley, Shots Magazine
"This story is told with such subtlety that following it requires concentration on tiny hints, but it's worth the effort because the atmosphere of the time and place is so vividly evoked" — Literary Review
'A cerebral, sedately paced novel, wonderfully atmospheric..excellent' — The Guardian

WASHINGTON SHADOW has intelligent dialogue, considerable tension, a love story, and the credible period attitudes of the characters produce a tense atmosphere that simply makes you want to keep turning the pages to discover what happens next.

WASHINGTON SHADOW has a suitably evocative period atmosphere, some really imaginative character portraits, and a well-researched plot which successfully weaves real life events into the fictional story making it such an interesting read that I am looking forward to the next chapter in Peter Cotton's career.

— Eurocrime
'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes' — Lancashire Evening Post
'The deliberate anticlimax is a bold and broadly justified gesture of confidence in the power of her sense of time, place and character to charm the reader into a story told entirely on her own terms' — Daily Telegraph
'Plenty of room for future development' — TLS
'Stands out from the current glut of period thrillers' — Mail on Sunday
Praise for the first in the Cotton series, The Maze of Cadiz: — ---
'A splendid debut mystery' — The Times
'Clever and fascinating' — Guardian
'An impressive novel with an extraordinary, dream-like atmosphere . . . The next can't come too soon' — Financial Times
'I have been looking forward to Aly Monroe's second historical spy mystery ever since I read her first, The Maze of Cadiz and I am delighted to say it does not disappoint. In fact, I think it's even better... it beautifully captures the political skulduggery going on between supposed allies, the pomposity of formal dimplomacy (and the British class system) and does something I never thought a thriller could: it makes economics interesting.' — Mike Ripley, Shots Magazine
"This story is told with such subtlety that following it requires concentration on tiny hints, but it's worth the effort because the atmosphere of the time and place is so vividly evoked" — Literary Review
'A cerebral, sedately paced novel, wonderfully atmospheric..excellent' — The Guardian

WASHINGTON SHADOW has intelligent dialogue, considerable tension, a love story, and the credible period attitudes of the characters produce a tense atmosphere that simply makes you want to keep turning the pages to discover what happens next.

WASHINGTON SHADOW has a suitably evocative period atmosphere, some really imaginative character portraits, and a well-researched plot which successfully weaves real life events into the fictional story making it such an interesting read that I am looking forward to the next chapter in Peter Cotton's career.

— Eurocrime
'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes' — Lancashire Evening Post
'The deliberate anticlimax is a bold and broadly justified gesture of confidence in the power of her sense of time, place and character to charm the reader into a story told entirely on her own terms' — Daily Telegraph
'Plenty of room for future development' — TLS
'Stands out from the current glut of period thrillers' — Mail on Sunday
John Murray

Black Bear

Aly Monroe
Authors:
Aly Monroe

From the author of ICELIGHT, winner of the 2012 Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, BLACK BEAR is the fourth in the critically acclaimed Peter Cotton series following the fortunes of British spy Peter Cotton as he navigates the treacherous uncertainties of the post-war world. For all fans of John le Carre, Robert Harris, Eric Ambler and Graham Greene. 'Confirms Aly Monroe's genius for creating tension...' Daily TelegraphSent to Manhattan as part of the British effort to build intelligence into the new United Nations Organisation 'from the foundations up', Agent Peter Cotton wakes up in the Ogden Clinic on East 76th Street, a private facility reserved for very special patients and veterans. He is told he was found badly bruised, slumped in a doorway, and that he had been injected with at least three 'truth-drugs'. He is lucky to be alive. Plagued by vertigo, colour blindness and tunnel vision, and unable to be certain what is real and what hallucinatory, Cotton must piece together what has happened to him, find out who is responsible and why. What he discovers is even more unsettling. His biggest uncertainty? Why he has been allowed to live.

Hodder & Stoughton

Redeemable

Aly Monroe
Authors:
Aly Monroe

A standalone short story featuring British agent Peter Cotton.Praise for Aly Monroe'Monroe provides terrific and convincing historical atmosphere' The Times'Skilful and evocative' The EconomistGermany: July 1945. From poverty-stricken Madrid, intelligence agent Peter Cotton is sent to the British Zone of Occupation, first to Hamburg, then to Luneberg, headquarters of the Second Army. The troops, told to be 'conquerors, not oppressors', have discovered that in Germany anyway, they are rich and can get richer. The black market is blatant and comes in many shades and temptations - but just how high up the chain of command does it go? And what can Cotton really do about it?The Peter Cotton spy thriller series:Book 1: The Maze of CadizBook 2: Washington ShadowBook 3: IcelightBook 2: Black BearShort story: Redeemable

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Icelight

Aly Monroe
Authors:
Aly Monroe
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The Maze of Cadiz

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Ali Knight

Ali Knight has worked as a journalist and sub-editor at the BBC, Guardian and Observer and helped to launch some of the Daily Mail and Evening Standard's most successful websites. She lives with her family in London.Visit Ali's website to find out more about her and her psychological thrillers at www.aliknight.co.uk and follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/aliknightauthor.

Aly Monroe

Aly Monroe was born and educated in England. Trained in linguistics, she has lived abroad - mostly in Spain - and speaks several languages. She is married and has three children. The first three books in the Peter Cotton series, Maze of Cadiz and Washington Shadow and Icelight (winner of the 2012 Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award) are also available from Hodder & Stoughton. You can find out more about Peter Cotton and Aly Monroe via her website, www.alymonroe.com or at www.hodder.co.uk, through her official facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Monroe.Aly, and you can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/monroe_aly.

Anthony Riches

Anthony Riches began his lifelong interest in war and soldiers when he first heard his father's stories about World War II. This led to a degree in Military Studies at Manchester University. He began writing the story that would become Wounds of Honour after a visit to Housesteads in 1996. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.www.anthonyriches.comwww.twitter.com/AnthonyRiches

Brad Thor

Brad Thor has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security`s Analytic Red Cell Program and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNN, CBS, NBC and other US television channels as a National Security expert to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today.Brad has travelled extensively for work and pleasure, and is an avid snow skier, water skier and hiker. He also loves deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing, hunting and shooting in exotic locations around the world.Visit the author`s website at www.bradthor.com, follow Brad on Twitter @BradThor and Like his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Brad-Thor/

Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson was born in the village of Queensferry in south-east Scotland in 1965 and educated at Edinburgh University. She left with a PhD in Linguistics and spent a few years as a university lecturer before beginning to write fiction. The first Dandy Gilver novel was short-listed for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2005 and the second was long-listed for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award 2007. In 2012 DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS was nominated for a Historical Macavity Award. Catriona writes full-time and divides her time between southern Scotland and northern California.www.dandygilver.comwww.catrionamcpherson.comwww.twitter.com/CatrionaMcP

Charles Allen

Charles Allen was born in India, where six generations of his family served under the British Raj. After being educated in England, he returned to the Indian sub-continent in 1966 to work with Voluntary Service Overseas in Nepal. He ended his service with a long walk through the Himalayas that won him the Sunday Telegraph Traveller of the year trophy in 1967. Since then he has trekked and climbed extensively in the Himalayas and in other corners of the world. He is the author of many highly acclaimed books.

Cody Mcfadyen

Cody Mcfadyen designed websites until he became a full time writer when he got a publishing deal for his first thriller, SHADOW MAN. He lives in Southern California with his two black labradors. He drinks coffee (copiously), plays guitar (badly), and reads (voraciously). He abhors adverbs in writing, except when used in short biographies like this one.Visit Cody Mcfadyen's website at www.codymcfadyen.com

Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman is a war correspondent for Baltimore's The Sun. In the past they have sent him to cover the Gulf War from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; then sent him to Berlin to run the paper's Europe bureau during the years of the Yugoslav civil wars in Croatia and Bosnia; and in 2001 assigned him to cover events in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the wake of 9-11. Along the way he also reported from throughout the rest of Europe and the Middle East. Dan is currently on extended leave from The Sun in order to write his next two thrillers. So far Dan Fesperman is the author of six highly acclaimed novels of international suspense, including THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO which won the 2006 Hammett Prize awarded by the International Association of Crime Writers. Dan Fesperman also won the CWA John Creasey Award for best debut crime novel for LIE IN THE DARK in 1999 and his second novel, THE SMALL BOAT OF GREAT SORROWS, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller in 2003. He lives in Baltimore with his family. Visit his website at www.danfesperman.com.

Declan Hughes

Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters. He has worked as a playwright and director and co-founded the award-winning Rough Magic Theatre Company, where he was artistic director and writer-in-residence. The first in the series of Ed Loy mysteries, The Wrong Kind of Blood, won the Shamus Award for best first novel and the third, The Dying Breed, was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award for best novel.

Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer lives near Cape Town in South Africa. His big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby. In January 2008 he retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad, and is now a full time author. Deon Meyer's books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into twenty-eight languages.THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger and won the Boeke Prize in South Africa - the first time in the prize's 16 year history that a South African book has won. His novels have also won literary prizes in France, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, and the film rights to seven of his novels have been optioned or sold.Deon has also written two television series, and several screenplays for movies. In 2013 he directed one of his original scripts for the feature film The Last Tango.Visit the author's website at www.deonmeyer.com and follow him on Twitter @MeyerDeon

Derek Haas

Derek Haas is the author of THE SILVER BEAR, the Barry Award-nominated HUNT FOR THE BEAR, and DARK MEN. Derek also co-wrote the screenplays for 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and Wanted, starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie. He is currently working on the Sky Living TV series Chicago Fire. Derek lives in Los Angeles.Visit his website at derekhaas.com or follow him on Twitter @popcornhaas.

Don Mann

Don Mann has been associated with the Navy SEALS for the last thirty years, as a platoon member, assault team member, boat crew leader, or advanced training officer. Up until 1998 he was on active duty with SEAL Team 6. Visit his website at www.usfrogmann.com.

Fergus McNeill

Fergus McNeill has been creating computer games since the early eighties, writing his first interactive fiction titles while still at school. Over the years he has designed, directed and illustrated games for all sorts of systems, including the BBC Micro, the Apple iPad, and almost everything in between.Now running an app development studio, Fergus lives in Hampshire with his wife and teenage son. EYE CONTACT is his first novel.You can visit Fergus's website www.fergusmcneill.co.uk, find him on Facebook www.facebook.com/fergusmcneillauthor or follow him on Twitter twitter.com/fergusmcneill.

Fiona Stanford

Fiona Stanford has been an Army wife for fifteen years, and has moved eleven times since her wedding day.She and her husband Richard have two children. She works as a nurse and her first book Don't Say Goodbye: Our Heoes and the Families They leave Behind was published by in February 2011.

Frank Schätzing

Frank Schätzing has had a career as a marketing executive as well as being the author of several highly successful historical crime novels, and he lives and writes in Cologne.Schätzing became Germany's most successful thriller writer in decades when he published Der Schwarm in 2004. THE SWARM (Der Schwarm) topped the German bestseller charts for over a year after it was published, and was translated into English and published by Hodder in the UK in 2006. Uma Thurman bought the film rights to THE SWARM in May 2006, which is now in development and due for release in 2010.

Geoffrey Wilson

Geoffrey Wilson was born in South Africa, grew up in New Zealand and then backpacked around the world before eventually settling in the United Kingdom. He studied Hinduism and Buddhism at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has been fascinated by India since travelling there in the early 1990s.He worked in IT for several years, eventually starting a web development business with three friends.www.geoffreywilson.net