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A Turbulent Peace

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"A fast-paced 'cloak and dagger' thriller set in the immediate aftermath of World War I." Timothy Ashby, author of Ranger

January 1919.

Following the armistice, Mary Kiten, a volunteer nurse in northern France, is ready to return home to England when she receives a surprise telegram requesting that she report to Paris. The call comes from her Uncle Arthur, a security chief at the Peace Conference.

Within minutes of arriving at the Majestic Hotel in Paris, Mary hears a commotion in the street outside. A man has been shot and killed. She is horrified to earn that the victim is her uncle. The police report the attack as a chance robbery by a known thief, who is tracked down and killed resisting arrest.

Mary is not convinced as circumstances and the gunshot wound do not indicate theft as a motive. A scribbled address on Arthur’s notepad leads to her discovery of another body, a Russian Bolshevik. She suspects her uncle, and the Russian, were murdered by the same hand.

To investigate further, Mary takes a position working for the British Treasury, headed by J M Keynes.

But Mary soon finds herself in the backstreets of Paris and the criminal underworld.

What she discovers will threaten the foundations of the congress.
Paul Walker is the author of the William Constable series of Elizabethan spy thrillers. He lives in London.

Praise for Paul Walker:
"A gripping and evocative page-turner that vibrantly brings Elizabeth's London to life." Steven Veerapen, author of
A Dangerous Trade

"Full of convincing characters both historical and imagined ... a worthy successor to A State of Treason." Peter Tonkin, author of the Richard Mariner thrillers

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A fast-paced "cloak and Dagger" thriller set in the immediate aftermath of World War 1." - Timothy Ashby

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