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A Gathering of Saints

(1996)
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Riveting in intensity, A Gathering of Saints defies belief - yet the characters, the crimes, the lies, the treachery, and the terror portrayed here are based on true but secret episodes from the dark early hours of the Second World War. At summer's end in 1940, London skies turn war-black as Hitler's airborne hordes begin the Blitz. From the bustling working-class East End to the Underground Stations at Charing Cross and Leicester Square, lethal Nazi Flammenbomben transform the city into a cauldron of human suffering. Against this terrifying scene, a lone psychopath plays his own ghastly game, stalking individual victims and killing them with methodical precision. Probing the murders is Detective Inspector Morris Black of Scotland Yard, a middle-aged Jewish widower gifted with an uncanny ability to divine the truth of a crime from the most meager evidence. As Black tracks his man - whom he dubs Queer Jack - from corpse to corpse, he discovers that each victim was killed at the site of a devastating Luftwaffe raid, only hours before the raid occurred! Black soon learns how explosive his discovery is when he is summoned into Churchill's Magic Circle - the supersecret group of officers, politicians, and spies desperate to draw the United States into war despite rumors that American ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy and his British allies want a separate peace with Hitler. Churchill's men tell Black that British intelligence has cracked "Ultra", the Nazi military code. The secret must be kept from the Nazis - even if it means allowing thousands to be killed in cities the Magic Circle knows are about to be bombed. An even worse truth is revealed to Black - a Nazi spy in Britain, known toIntelligence as The Doctor, is probably on the trail of Queer Jack too. Somehow, the murderer knows the Ultra secret. If The Doctor finds him first, the Nazis will know that their code has been broken, and Britain could lose the war.



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July 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Gathering of Saints
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 0-671-87580-9 / 978-0-671-87580-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Gathering of Saints: Inspector Morris Black #1 (Inspctro Morris Black)
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 1-933397-62-4 / 978-1-933397-62-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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November 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Gathering of Saints
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 0-671-87581-7 / 978-0-671-87581-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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June 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Gathering of Saints
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 1-56740-174-0 / 978-1-56740-174-5 (USA edition)
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July 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Gathering of Saints
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 1-56100-322-0 / 978-1-56100-322-8 (USA edition)
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July 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Gathering of Saints
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 1-56100-697-1 / 978-1-56100-697-7 (USA edition)
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July 1996 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Gathering of Saints (Nova Audio Books)
Author(s): Christopher Hyde
ISBN: 1-56100-906-7 / 978-1-56100-906-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nova Audio Books
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