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Death to the Fifth Column

(1948)
(A book in the Papa Pontivy series)
A novel by

 
 
At first the disappearance of a British Colonel's uniform in a Paris hotel appears merely to be an unfortunate event, but after spy-catching duo Papa Pontivy and Captain Bernard Newman find the hotel manager poisoned, they begin to suspect a plot.

When it becomes clear that the hotel has been stealing uniforms to help German spies slip through the nets of the British and French forces, Pontivy and Newman decide to use the enemy's own strategy against them. Disguised as a German officer and his chauffeur, the pair infiltrate Hitler's high command and send messages back to the British using a series of ingenious codes.

Sent incognito in to Germany, Pontivy and Newman see the frightening extent of propaganda and anti-Semitism in 1940s Germany, and risking their own lives, end up on one of World War Two's most legendary battlefields.

"A swiftly told, ingeniously constructed story...a superb, entertaining spy story with a most interesting account of the French fortifications." - The Times



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Title: Death to the Fifth Column
Author(s): Bernard Newman
Publisher: Peach Publishing
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