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Washington Shadow

Washington Shadow

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

On Sale: 28th October 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781848544413

Reviews

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
Praise for the first in the Cotton series, The Maze of Cadiz:
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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
Praise for the first in the Cotton series, The Maze of Cadiz:
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'An impressive novel with an extraordinary, dream-like atmosphere . . . The next can't come too soon'
Financial Times
'Clever and fascinating'
Guardian
'Clever and fascinating'
Guardian
'Plenty of room for future development'
TLS
'A splendid debut mystery'
The Times
"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
'Stands out from the current glut of period thrillers'
Mail on Sunday
'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
'A cerebral, sedately paced novel, wonderfully atmospheric..excellent'
The Guardian
'A splendid debut mystery'
The Times
'A cerebral, sedately paced novel, wonderfully atmospheric..excellent'
The Guardian
'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
'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes'
Lancashire Evening Post
'An impressive novel with an extraordinary, dream-like atmosphere . . . The next can't come too soon'
Financial Times
'Stands out from the current glut of period thrillers'
Mail on Sunday
'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
'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes'
Lancashire Evening Post
"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
'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