Rooms in the City

Nicholas Hasluck

Athens, November 1915. A city buffeted by the chaos of the war, a city swarming with spies and opportunists. When a British counter espionage unit is contacted by a man from Smyrna, it seems that a bold new plan is afoot to cut through the Turkish defences at Gallipoli …. until the finding of the man's body in a room set aside for the meeting.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984552
Pages : 250
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Keys to the past; Gallipoli reimagined.

Athens, November 1915. A city buffeted by the chaos of the war, a city swarming with spies and opportunists.
When a British counter espionage unit is contacted by a man from Smyrna, it seems that a bold new plan is afoot to cut through the Turkish defenses at nearby Gallipoli …. until the finding of the man’s body in a room set aside for the meeting.
An Australian-born agent Robert Kaub is drawn into the investigation, and is soon forced to confront memories of love and betrayal in pre-war Athens.

An ominous note, an old coin from Ephesus, cryptic cables – Robert’s discoveries bring him eventually to a place where things could go either way for the Allied cause.

Aegean battlefields. A besieged city. Deaths foretold. These are mirrored in a mystery shaped by the ill-fated attempt to capture Constantinople, a story tinted by the truths and untruths of war, a tragic tale akin to myth.

About The Author
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Nicholas Hasluck studied law in Western Australia, then Oxford, before practising law in Perth and becoming a Supreme Court Judge. Twice short-listed for the Miles Franklin Prize, he has written 15 works of fiction, including 'Dismissal' and 'The Bellarmine Jug', winner of The Age Book of the Year Award. According to a reviewer in 'The Weekend Australian', as a Judge and accomplished novelist, he is one of only two living Australians with such an achievement. The London 'Financial Times' has called Nicholas Hasluck ‘a truly important writer’.

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