A Bitter Field by Jack Ludlow
(Roads to War)

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1938. As Hitler sets his sights on the Sudetenland, not everyone in Britain is willing to appease him. Convinced that the Fuehrer’s land-hunger is insatiable, the head of the SIS recruits Cal Jardine to help him prove Czechoslovakia is threatened with invasion. Before heading undercover to Prague, however, Jardine must first extricate himself from France, where his attempts to smuggle guns to Spain have been held up by a group of fanatical fascists. In their struggle to overthrow the French government, they are prepared to kill for the sake of procuring weapons.

Finally arriving in Czechoslovakia, working undercover for the SIS proves no less dangerous. As jealousy and mutual suspicions within Secret Service ranks make it impossible for Jardine to tell friend from foe, he rediscovers old friends of dubious loyalty and makes new enemies of untested ruthlessness.

 

About Jack Ludlow

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JACK LUDLOW is the pen name of writer David Donachie,who was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He has had a variety of jobs, selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which he drew on for the many novels he has set in that period. Rome, in the days of the Republic, is another area of special interest. He lives in Deal with his partner, the author Sarah Grazebrook.
 
Published February 27, 2012 by Allison & Busby. 416 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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