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Bluffing Mr. Churchill
This is the second book in a series about Sergeant Fredrick Troy of Scotland Yard during the war years. It is however a prequel, since the first took place in 1944 and this one takes place in 1941. A secondary character, Calvin M. Cormack III, is an American handler of a spy in the service of Heydrich. When the spy is discovered, he places his papers and uniform on a faceless body he found in the rubble of his bombed out apartment house in Berlin and ...
Old Flames
Grove/Atlantic, Jan 2003, 24.00, 416 pp. ISBN: 0871138646 In 1956, Nikita Khrushchev visits England. Because he can speak Russian, having moved from there as a child, Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Frederick Troy is assigned as Khrushchev's escort, his (and the English) interpreter, and English spy. Most cops would loath the assignment, but Frederick even more so because of his espionage assignments during WW II and his gut belief that his fathe...