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The Man from Section Five

(2022)
(The first book in the Brinley Knight series)
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Book two coming November 2022

Petken delivers a compelling story. As the outbreak of war approaches, the spectre of fascism rears its head in England. A rollercoaster story of action and intrigue, I had trouble putting this one down.

... Eoin Dempsey, Bestselling author of White Rose, Black Forest, and the Longest Echo.


Brinley Knight has a photographic memory. Bored with his mundane job, he accepts an offer from MI5 to become a full-time spy in a shadowy world of espionage. As Britain stands at the edge of war, Brin learns to his cost that ‘defending the realm’ means duty before family.

London, 1937. A sniper kills an accountant in a quiet London neighbourhood. Weeks later, the police find two dead German agents in a disused warehouse across the river.

South of France, 1938. An English diplomat is found dead at the hotel hosting the Jewish Refugee Crisis Conference. MI5 believe the Abwehr is responsible for all four deaths.

Berlin, 1938. Ursula Engel, an ambitious German actress, is out of a job after the Gestapo detain her Jewish cast members and close the theatre. On a trip to France, she meets the charming Gregg Talbot, but is he what and who he claims to be?

Hitler’s fifth columnists in Britain emerge from the darkness, as Germany’s military might eyes new territories east of the Rhine. German spies: aristocrats, politicians, wealthy businessmen, anti-Semites, and fascist groups operate in opulent dining rooms and in the back alleys of London’s East-End. Menacing predators, they hunt for information that could aid the Führer’s ambitions and stoke fires of division between the Jews, Communists, and British fascists.

Britain is already at war, as the government tries to hold the political parties and British public together before the streets of England burn with hatred and revenge.

...Petken delivers a high-octane spy thriller. Nobody in this story is who they seem to be. The reader will be stunned by one shocking revelation after another.

Marion Kummerow... author of the USA Today bestselling series,
Margarete's Journey.

“Petken delivers a knockout spy thriller. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, this book has all the ingredients to keep readers enthralled from the first page to last. Epic in scope, it’s another winner.”

…Alexa Kang, USA. Today Bestselling author of the “Rose of Anzio series.”

“Jana Petken is a master of WWII fiction. Well-researched, her books never disappoint. The Man from Section Five is a powerful and captivating suspense that grabs you from the first page and does not let go until the very end. A true page-turner.”
… Kathryn Gauci #1 Bestselling author of The Secret of the Grand Hôtel du Lac.

Genre: Historical

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