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Black Out

An Inspector Troy Thriller

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Description

John Lawton’s debut novel—first published by Viking in 1995, and now being reissued by Grove Press—is a stunning, war-time thriller that cements his place among the greatest crime writers of our era. The first of the Inspector Troy novels, Black Out singularly captures the realities of wartime London, weaving them into a riveting drama that encapsulates the uncertainty of Europe at the dawn of the postwar era.

London, 1944. While the Luftwaffe makes its final assault on the already battered British capital, Londoners rush through the streets, seeking underground shelter in the midst of the city’s black out. When the panic subsides, other things begin to surface along with London’s war-worn citizens. A severed arm is discovered by a group of children playing at an East End bomb site, and when Scotland Yard’s Dective Sergeant Frederick Troy arrives at the scene, it becomes apparent that the dismembered body is not the work of a V-1 rocket. After Troy manages to link the severed arm to the disappearance of a refugee scientist form Nazi Germany, America’s newest intelligence agency, the OSS, decides to get involved. The son of a titled Russian émigré, Troy is forced to leave the London he knows and enter a corrupt world of bloody consequences, stateless refugees, and mysterious women as he unearths a chain of secrets leading straight to the Allied high command.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 01, 1996 – Lawton's debut thriller concerns conspiracy and murder in London during the Blitz.

Customer Reviews

Black Out

I thought the book was a great read. Interesting characters and interesting plot; I couldn't wait to get back to it. However, when I got to, what I thought was the end, I discovered I still had about thirty pages to go. And when I finally did get to the end, I was disappointed, it left me unsatisfied, there was no closure, it left me with a big 'so ok, what happened?' I hate it when they do that! DH

Black Out

Just a little higgledy piggly. Story line was good, tenses a little off. Should have been proof read a little better. It's like ...What?!?!? Did I miss something?

Black Out
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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