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The eve of war: a secret so deadly, nothing and no-one is safe. 

June, 1939. England is partying like there is no tomorrow, gas masks at the ready. In Cambridge, the May Balls are played out with a frantic intensity - but the good times won't last.... In Europe, the Nazis have invaded Czechoslovakia, and in Germany the persecution of the Jews is now so widespread that desperate Jewish parents send their children to safety in Britain aboard the Kindertransport. 

Closer to home, the IRA's S-Plan bombing campaign has resulted in more than 100 terrorist outrages around England. But perhaps the most far-reaching event of all goes largely unreported: in Germany, Otto Hahn has produced the first man-made fission, and an atomic device is now a very real possibility. The Nazis set up the Uranverein group of physicists: its task is to build a superbomb. 

The German High Command is aware that British and US scientists are working on a similar line. Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory is where the atom was split in 1932. Might the Cambridge men now win the race for a nuclear bomb? Hitler's generals need to be sure they know all the Cavendish's secrets. Only then will it be safe for Germany to wage war. 

When one of the Cavendish's finest brains is murdered, Professor Tom Wilde is once more drawn into an intrigue from which there seems no escape. In a conspiracy that stretches from Cambridge to Berlin and from Washington, DC to the west coast of Ireland, he faces deadly forces that threaten the fate of the world. 

©2018 Rory Clements (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Keith M.
  • 28-02-2018

well written... well told .....interesting period

a good story based on some actual scenarios
Reader also very believable and deserves praise

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  • Steve P
  • 26-08-2019

Excellent.

one of the best Audible books . Excellent pre WW2 thriller,good storyline linking Nazis,the IRA and development of nuclear weapons, with secret agents,and a lead character of a history professor.

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  • C. Milton
  • 22-02-2021

Great Fiction

A great sequel to book one, looking forward to Tom Wild book three starting tomorrow.

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  • Craig
  • 09-06-2020

Well narrated by Adam Sims

Another great story in this series. Cant wait to listen to the next two books which i have in my library.

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  • Stuart007
  • 27-09-2019

Best one yet

Really enjoyed this one. Super story with nice plot twists and good strong characters. Moves at faster pace than the first and the Elizabethan novels Rory writes. Liked all the possible plot permutations and though a lot of characters they worked well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2019

Absolutely Brilliant !

Great story, gripping and exciting. Historically very interesting as well! Thoroughly recommend we found it hard to stop listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-07-2019

Nucleus

Good blend of intrigue, affairs of the heart and as ever Rory Clements' insight into key historical events. Thoroughly good listen, looking forward to book 4...

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  • George
  • 23-03-2018

Awful

Foul mouth rant , how do authors believe that every character has such insufficient vocabulary they have to use so many expletives and that the readers want to hear it , they will say it's realistic , join the real world , foul language is hardly used and never by anyone with any vocabulary to speak of . I for one will not purchase any more from this author , perhaps he will realize it's just not commercial .

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