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From the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes a World War Two tale of one boy's fight for survival in Nazi Europe

A secret mission
1939. As Europe teeters on the brink of war, Alfred Kendall is tasked with carrying out a minor mission for the British Intelligence Service. Travelling to Prague, he takes his troubled young son, Hugh, as cover.

A terrible choice
When Hitler invades Czechoslovakia, Alfred is given an ultimatum by the Czech Resistance. They will arrange for him to return to England, but only if he leaves his son Hugh behind as collateral.

A young boy stranded in Nazi terrain
Hugh is soon taken under the wing of a Nazi colonel - Helmuth Scholl. But even though Scholl treats Hugh well, his son, Heinz, is suspicious of this foreigner. And as the war across the continent intensifies, they are set on a path that will ultimately lead towards destruction

The second midnight - Andrew Taylor

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Title
The second midnight
Author
Andrew Taylor
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
HarperCollinsPublishers
UK Publication Date
20191114
Language
English

From the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes a World War Two tale of one boy's fight for survival in Nazi Europe

A secret mission
1939. As Europe teeters on the brink of war, Alfred Kendall is tasked with carrying out a minor mission for the British Intelligence Service. Travelling to Prague, he takes his troubled young son, Hugh, as cover.

A terrible choice
When Hitler invades Czechoslovakia, Alfred is given an ultimatum by the Czech Resistance. They will arrange for him to return to England, but only if he leaves his son Hugh behind as collateral.

A young boy stranded in Nazi terrain
Hugh is soon taken under the wing of a Nazi colonel - Helmuth Scholl. But even though Scholl treats Hugh well, his son, Heinz, is suspicious of this foreigner. And as the war across the continent intensifies, they are set on a path that will ultimately lead towards destruction

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Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed drama Fallen Angel, and the historical crime novels The Ashes of London, The Silent Boy, and The American Boy, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club Choice.

He has won many awards, including the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger.

'An epic, punchy thriller from a fantastic storyteller' The Times

Praise for Andrew Taylor:

'If you like C. J. Sansom, or Hilary Mantel, you'll love Andrew Taylor' Peter James

'Effortlessly authentic … gripping … moving and believable. An excellent work' C. J. Sansom

'Taylor has long been the pre-eminent chronicler of beautifully atmospheric historical crime' The Times

'A breathtakingly ambitious picture of an era' Financial Times

'This is how historical crime should be written, with rich authenticity underpinning a twisting plot' The Times

'One of the most reliably enjoyable of historical novelists' The Sunday Times

'An atmospheric pleasure, full of twists and memorable characters' The Times

'With a fast-moving, complex plot underpinned by solid but unobtrusive research and plenty of drama and intrigue, Taylor brings the 17th century to life so vividly that one can almost smell it' Guardian

'Once again, Taylor combines his detailed research with a deviously twist-laden storyline' Observer

'A most artful and delightful book, that will both amuse and chill, and it will have you desperate to search out a quiet corner to continue your acquaintance with it' Daily Telegraph

'Taylor's mastery of plot and character show to great effect in a story that has a depth few other historical crime novels can match' Sunday Times

'A hugely engaging, atmospheric historical thriller with not one but two smart and lovable protagonists. Andrew Taylor is one of our finest storytellers' Antonia Hodgson

'Andrew Taylor's historical crime novels have proved a benchmark for the genre' Mick Herron, bestselling author of Slow Horses

'Taylor remains to my mind at the top of the list of historical novelists writing in English today' Reviewing the Evidence

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction.
Number of Pages
422
Source
Grd
Edition
Reprint
Country of Publication
England

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