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Monday, September 12, 2016

London Gambit by Tracy Grant




I did not know this was part of a series but this was very good as a stand alone as well.

Set in the period of Napoleon and his arrest and covering the entire gamut of French English relations which was not cordial at the best of times, we are dealing with a bunch of present and ex spies on both sides of the fence. To make matters more complicated the opposing sides are in several cases married to each other, have built up lives and families and been on the straight and narrow - upto now.

A sudden incident puts Malcolm and Suzanne's lives at high risk along with their children. It also touches the lives of all of those within their circle. No small thing as all are highly connected and a fall from grace would be distinctly unpleasant for all.

With ramifications going out in every direction, the story is succinctly told very descriptive of both the process of spying and how it works as well as the period and the way lives were lived. It was also good as it gave details of both the aristocracy as well as more ordinary folk.

It was my first read of Tracy Grant and I am presently looking for more books by her in the Melbourne library. Havent been able to track down any but I am not giving up.

This book was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of NYLA






4 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

These do sounds intriguing

Martha Eskuchen said...

This sounds like one I would like.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Kathryn T said...

What a stunning cover and I love the sound of the book and how it works. Out of curiosity I looked up Tracy Grant and found one book by her in our library, looks like another one in this series. Hope you find something around Melbourne while you are there.

Yvonne said...

Good to know that it works as a standalone too. What a beautiful cover!