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In Spite of All Terror
September 1940. Britain stands alone facing an immanent Nazi invasion. Handpicked groups of men form the covert Auxiliary Units; ordinary men by day, they will be saboteurs and assassins by night. With a life expectancy of two weeks, their identities are a closely guarded secret from all but the local senior policeman but once activated, that policeman will be the cell’s first victim.
Clement Wisdom, a humble vicar and leader of the East Sussex Auxiliaries, receives the invasion alert and assembles his team. Burdened with the tension between his faith and his patriotic duty, he sets out to eliminate the Police Inspector, only to find him dead already. While assisting Lewes Police to find the Inspector’s killer, events take an ominous turn as one by one, members of Clement’s team are found callously murdered. Priorities shift and every aspect of life is called into question when Clement becomes embroiled in the murky world of espionage, where nothing is what it seems.
In Spite of All Terror is the first in a series of crime thrillers that mix historical fact, crime fiction and superb characterisations. They will keep you hungry for the next piece of this wartime puzzle.
“FANTASTIC READ, KEPT ME ENTRALLED TO THE LAST PAGE.” Janet Laurence, Former Chair, British Crime Writers Association
Britain 1941. Still reeling from the greatest loss of his life, the Reverend Major Clement Wisdom is called on again to serve his nation in its time of need. Under the cover of taking up a new parish in far northern Scotland, Clement is sent to the remote village of Huna, in Caithness, to locate a possible enemy agent who is sending out encrypted radio messages.
Arriving in the depths of winter, Clement quickly finds it isn’t only the temperatures that are unnervingly cold. Perched on the edge of Great Britain, the isolated community is wary of strangers. Struggling to gain trust from the locals and where even his assigned Government contact, the local postmistress, is antagonistic, he becomes entangled in a web of silence. When the husband of his contact is found dead, the body horrifically impaled on a shard of window glass, Clement is at first unsure if it is an unfortunate accident, or a gruesome warning.
As more deaths are uncovered, Clement realizes his is facing not only an enemy spy but a ruthless killer who must be caught before escaping. With limited time, Clement has to act quickly, and, if necessary, alone. The second in the Clement Wisdom series of thrillers, If Necessary, Alone mixes historical fact, crime fiction and superb characterisations. They will keep you hungry for the next piece of this wartime puzzle.
“A THRILLER FULL OF TENSION, TREACHERY AND TWISTS. YOU WON’T PUT IT DOWN.” – Janet Laurence, Former Chair, British Crime Writer’s