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    • Friends and Traitors

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is 1958. Newly promoted Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard is on a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod, who is taking the entire family on 'the Grand Tour' for his 51st birthday. After a concert in Vienna, Frederick Troy is approached by an old friend - Soviet spy Guy Burgess, who says something extraordinary: 'I want to come home.' MI5 send an agent to debrief Burgess - but the man is gunned down yards from the embassy, and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • A Little White Death

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Sara Coward
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1963. England is about to explode. An ageing hack defects to Russia. A cabinet minister resigns. A young woman takes an overdose. A Harley Street physician blows out his brains. Commander Troy investigates. But what with the sex and the drugs, he finds that he's up to his neck in the mess, personally and professionally. The damn thing might blow up in his face, and the English can be so unforgiving of a good scandal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but a bit random

    • By Andrew A Bowden on 18-03-2018

    Non-member price: $48.87

    • Old Flames

    • Inspector Troy, Book 2
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In April 1956, at the height of the cold war, Khrushchev and Bulganin leaders of the Soviet Union are in Britain on an official visit. Chief Inspector Troy of Scotland Yard is assigned to be the official bodyguard and to spy on the Soviets. Soon after, a Royal Navy diver is found dead in a mutilated state in Portsmouth Harbour. Troy embarks on an investigation that takes him to the rotten heart of MI6, to the distant days of his childhood and into the dangerous arms of an old flame.

    Non-member price: $64.63

    • Black Out

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the Luftwaffe make their last desperate assault on the city, Londoners take to the shelters once again and eagerly await the signal for D-Day. In the East End children lead police to a charred, dismembered corpse buried in a bombsite. The victim is German, and it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder.

    Non-member price: $54.79

    • The Unfortunate Englishman

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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    Having shot someone in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Joe Wilderness finds himself locked up, with little chance of escape. But an official pardon through his father-in-law, Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go. His newest operation will take him back to Berlin, now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. When the Russians started building the Berlin Wall in 1961, two 'Unfortunate Englishmen' were trapped on opposite sides. In 1965 there is a plan to exchange the prisoners on Berlin’s bridge of spies.

    Non-member price: $52.58

    • Then We Take Berlin

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Holderness, known to the women in his life as ‘Wilderness’, comes of age during World War II in Stepney, breaking in to houses with his grandfather. After the war, Wilderness is recruited as MI5’s resident ‘cat burglar’ and finds himself in Berlin, involved with schemes in the booming black market that put both him and his relationships in danger.

    Non-member price: $61.35

    • Second Violin

    • An Inspector Troy Thriller
    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    March 1938. The Germans take Vienna without a shot being fired. Covering Austria for the English press is a young journalist named Rod Troy. Back home his younger brother joins the CID as a detective-constable. November 1938. Kristallnacht. The Jews leave Vienna - Sigmund Freud with an American escort on a sleeper train, Josef Hummel tied to the underside of a box car.

    Non-member price: $59.16

    • Blue Rondo

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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    A new breed of gangster appears and the battle for the East End begins. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy is quite literally caught in the crossfire, when he is hit by the blast from a car bomb.

    Non-member price: $46.86

    • Riptide

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spring 1941: After 10 years spying for the Americans, Wolfgang Stahl disappears during a Berlin air raid. The Germans think he's dead. The British know he's not. But where is he? MI6 convince US Intelligence that Stahl will head for London, and so Captain Cal Cormack, a shy American 'aristocrat', is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton, fat, 50, and convivial, and between them they scour London.

    Non-member price: $55.73

    • A Lily of the Field

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock, Sara Coward
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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    Meret Voytek, pupil of professor Viktor Rosen, a Jew in exile from Germany, watches as Vienna comes under Nazi rule and the repercussions for the Jews. Across Europe, Dr Karel Szabo, a Hungarian physicist, has been interned on the Isle of Man. Rescued by the Americans, they recruit him in building an atomic bomb. Moving from Vienna and Auschwitz to the deserts of New Mexico to London, fate carries the enemy alien, Szabo and gentile Voytek, across the battlefields of the destructive war.

    Non-member price: $58.64

    • Sweet Sunday

    • By: John Lawton
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Turner Raines is Mr Heartbreak. Everybody leaves him. They walk out, they run away...they die. When his oldest friend, Mel Kissing, dies with an ice pick through his skull, Raines picks up the thread and sets out to ask 'who?' and 'why?' But this is America in 1969, and one death is just a drop in the ocean. The Vietnam War is ripping the country to pieces, the Woodstock Festival is in full swing and Norman Mailer is standing as candidate for mayor of New York.

    Non-member price: $54.79