1922. Commander Joe Sandilands returns from a stint in India and immediately finds himself up to his neck in a tricky political situation. London is reeling from IRA atrocities and Joe is further plagued by the machinations of a spy-ring being run under his nose by a Russian émigrée princess. When a war hero is gunned down and the life of a popular Englishman is threatened, Joe knows he has only days to root out the person behind the killings. With the help of the proposed victim and the services of a woman police constable, Joe discovers that the murderer’s motive is more devious than he could ever have imagined. And when the mask comes off, the killer’s identity shocks even the battle-hardened Sandilands.
In this ninth Joe Sandilands thriller, the combination of Barbara Cleverly and [Andrew] Wincott provides terrific listening. AudioFile - click here to read the full review