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Death in Focus

Elena Standish, Book 1
Narrated by: Polly Edsell
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry brings us an exciting new thriller of espionage and murder set across Europe in the 1930s. The world is on the brink of war, and no one is to be trusted as young photographer Elena Standish becomes embroiled in a terrifying game of cat and mouse....

It is 1933, and Europe is a place of increasing fear and violence. Young British photographer Elena Standish is on assignment in Amalfi when she meets Ian Newton, a charming Englishman with whom she falls in love. But what does she really know about him?

Accompanying him on a train across Italy to Paris, she finds him critically stabbed and dying. He tells her he is a member of Britain's Secret Service, on his way to Berlin to warn MI6 so that they can foil a plot to assassinate one of Hitler's vilest henchmen and blame Britain for it, thus causing a devastating diplomatic crisis. Elena promises to deliver the message. But she is too late and finds herself fleeing for her life.

Meanwhile Lucas Standish, secret head of MI6 during the war, learns that his beloved granddaughter is being hunted in Berlin for murder. With Elena on the run, and at least one traitor in the British embassy, it is impossible to know who to trust....

©2019 Anne Perry (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • 01-08-2019

good old fash cloak and dagger stuff

took a while to get going then dead bodies everywhere... lovely posh folks too,