The Empire of Night

The Empire of Night

Book - 2014
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"In the thrilling third installment of the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series, Kit discovers a secret plan to transform Zeppelins into dangerous killing machines--and to turn the tide of war in Germany's favor" -- from publisher's web site.
"[I]t is 1917, and the United States is wavering on the brink of war. Kit [Christopher Marlowe Cobb] is now a full-blown spy in England, working undercover in a castle on the Kentish coast owned by a suspected British government mole named Sir Albert Stockman. And Kit again has a female spy to deal with--his own mother, the beautiful and mercurial Isabel Cobb, who also happens to be one of the world's most famous stage actresses. Starring in a touring production of Hamlet, Isabel's offstage role is to seduce the supposed mole, while Kit, also undercover, is working to figure out Stockman's secret agenda. The situation is further complicated when Isabel finds herself falling in love with the villainous Stockman. As Kit follows his mother and her escort from the relative safety of Britain into the lion's den of Berlin, he must stay undercover, even under the very nose of the Kaiser" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press ; Grove Press, c2014
Edition: First ed
ISBN: 9780802123237
Branch Call Number: FICTION Butler 2014
Characteristics: 401 p. ; 24 cm


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Dec 16, 2016

(The third book in the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series)

Mar 12, 2015

A very well researched piece of historical fiction that takes one back to the beginning of the previous century. It is more a mild suspense novel than a thriller.

The attention to detail is astounding for such a light reading book that conjures up memories of reading the adventures of Captain Biggles for those that grew up with it plus a bit of moral dilemma thrown in gratuitously.

With its almost sanitized and abstract portrayal of war and destruction where characters aren't just from the good side and the bad side, it reads like a book version somewhere between the "war comics" popular in the UK and the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

Nevertheless, an entertaining book for all ages which keeps one turning pages till the end. Also interesting for some factual historical tidbits you might pick up as well.

Jun 30, 2014

Can't wait to read this. I have now turned my son onto this author also.


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