Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills

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Where Dead Men Meet Read Online Free - A return to the period adventure thriller in Where Dead Men Meet reestablishes Mark Mills as a master storyteller for fans of William Boyd, Charles Cumming, or Robert Harris

Paris, 1937. Luke Hamilton - a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy - finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. A clear case of mistaken identity, or so it first appears. As Luke is hunted across a continent sliding towards war, he comes to learn that the answers lie deep in a past that predates his abandonment as a baby on the steps of an orphanage twenty-five years ago.

From the author of the bestselling The Savage Garden, and set against a terrific backdrop of Europe on the cusp of the Second World War, this is a compelling novel, rich in adventure, espionage, secrets and lies.

Title : Where Dead Men Meet
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ISBN : 0755392361
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 448 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2016

This is a period adventure thriller set in 1937, where dark clouds are gathering across Europe with the Spanish Civil War, Mussolini is in power and there is the rise of Fascism in Germany. It begins with the murder of Sister Agnes at St Theresa's Orphanage. Luke Hamilton was left there as a baby...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

December 19, 2016

It was great to have another opportunity to read a Mark Mills book; having loved The Information Officer it was encouraging to read the blur about this novel and immerse myself in it so completely. The story has so much to commend it to a lover of adventure novels; set in 1937, just prior to the...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2016

Mark Mills has been an author whose books I always enjoy reading and I was interested to try his latest. It begins with the murder of a nun, Sister Agnes, at St Theresa’s Orphanage in England. This crime goes back twenty five years previously, to 1912, when a boy was abandoned on the steps of the...

Sandy rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2016

It was a dark & stormy night.….no, really. Late one evening in 1912 Sister Agnes answered a knock at the door of St. Theresa’s Orphanage. The first thing she saw was a shadowy figure standing in the distance. The second was a baby boy left on the step. Maybe that’s why she & the newly chr...

Stacy rated it ★★★★☆

May 29, 2017

Intrigue. Suspense. Mystery. Romance. This was a great book. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Luke was in an orphanage until 7 yrs. old when he was adopted. He had been left on the convent doorstep by a shadowy figure in a snowstorm. He grew up never knowing anymore of his origins than that. Wor...

Joanna rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2017

Luke Hamilton, a junior officer at the British Embassy in Paris, has always wanted to know who he is. Abandoned as a baby in a Catholic orphanage, then adopted into an affluent family Luke has never felt that he fitted in anywhere. Luke's life changes dramatically when he is approached by Borodin...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

Fast paced, exciting plot. Quite a lot of characters to get my head round, especially when some had pseudonyms.

Jackie rated it ★★★★☆

November 09, 2016

Where Dead Men Meet, by Mark Mills, is a tale of adventure, espionage and dark secrets. Set in 1937 Europe it introduces the reader to Luke Hamilton, a foundling who was adopted by a wealthy British couple and now works as a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy in Paris. When an...

charlotte rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 04, 2017

Galley provided by publisher I think the problem I have with books like this, historical thrillers, is that I'm always unintentionally comparing them to Aly Monroe's Peter Cotton series, which is incredible. Thus, whenever something of this genre isn't quite as good, it is compounded by the compar...

Keith rated it ★★★☆☆

March 01, 2017

Nice title, but what does it actually mean? I suppose it conjures up an image of a gritty thriller and, if so, then that is what the reader gets. Mills’ novel is a curiously old-fashioned adventure story, filled with twists and turns and lots of action over a wide geographical canvass. Set in 193...

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