Sabotage

Department Z

Book 16
Ipso Books
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A thrilling mystery set against the backdrop of the Blitz in WWII England, by an Edgar Award–winning author.
 
England, 1941. Terror from the Germans’ constant bombing is spreading through the nation, as homes, cities, and morale are reduced to little more than rubble. Worn down and defeated, British spirit teeters on a delicate seesaw.
 
When an insidious enemy strikes from within, the government is blindsided. Vital food supplies are destroyed and mysterious leaflets threaten imminent starvation. Department Z are called in to investigate—but soon find themselves locked in mortal combat with a ruthless, anonymous adversary who treats treason and murder like child’s play.
 
How do you fight an unknown enemy? As deceit and betrayal mounts, the agents of Department Z find themselves in a race against time to uncover the conspiracy before there are deadly consequences.
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About the author

John Creasey, MBE, was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms.
 
He created several characters which are now famous. These include The Toff, Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron, and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey. The most popular of these was Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for the television series Gideon’s Way and for the John Ford movie Gideon of Scotland Yard, also known by its British title Gideon’s Day. The Baron character was made into a 1960s TV series starring Steve Forrest.
 
In 1953, John Creasey founded the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association (CWA). The CWA New Blood Dagger is awarded in his memory for first books by previously unpublished writers. Sponsored by BBC Audiobooks, it includes a prize of £1,000.
 
John Creasey died in June 1973.
 
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Ipso Books
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Published on
Sep 27, 2016
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Pages
232
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ISBN
9781504053433
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
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