The Corners of the Globe

The Corners of the Globe

Large Print - 2016
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Spring, 1919: James 'Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder and treachery he set out on in THE WAYS OF THE WORLD. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, convinced the only man who knows about the mysterious events leading up to Sir Henry's death is the elusive German spymaster, Fritz Lemmer. To find out more, Max turns double agent and is dispatched by Lemmer to Orkney to gain possession of a document secreted aboard one of the German battleships interned in Scapa Flow. But the information the document contains is so explosive that Max is forced to break cover and embark upon a desperate and dangerous race south, pursued by enemies determined to recover it at any cost.
Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781444829242
Characteristics: 522 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Dec 08, 2014

The Corners of the Globe --- by --- Robert Goddard. If anyone has ever told you not to begin reading a novel in the middle of the book you should believe them. You should also believe them when they tell you not to begin a trilogy half way through. Maybe that’s why I never figured out what was going on until well into the story. Maybe that was why I found the cast of characters confusing. Certainly that is why the “ending” in this was so dissatisfying. It wasn’t an ending at all. Set in the immediate post WW I period in Scotland, England and France this is a story of skullduggery and deceit. It is a story of covert activity and deceit, of flight and surveillance, escape and deception. Every time you think you know what`s going on, you don`t. Every time you think you know who are the bad guys, you don`t. The plots turns on itself so much that it is impossible to tell where the plot will be too pages from now. And still I would read it again --- but only if I`d read the first installment first. That way at least there wouldn`t be these seemingly ``new`` characters popping up in the middle of the book. IMPORTANT PS: Don't even THINK of reading this book before you've read "The Ways of the World". --- it makes everything fall into place. Without it reading this book is like walking into a movie half way through.

Aug 01, 2014

All the skulduggery continues in part 2 of the trilogy as max gets deeper into his father's past exploits. Very well done. Now I have to wait for part 3 and the question of who will be alive at the end to tell the tale,

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