Friends and Traitors
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London, 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard--newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain--is not looking forward to a European trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod has decided to take his entire family on "the Grand Tour" for his fifty-first birthday: a whirlwind of restaurants, galleries, and concert halls from Paris to Florence to Vienna to Amsterdam. But in Vienna, Frederick Troy crosses paths with an old acquaintance: British-spy-turned-Soviet-agent Guy Burgess, who makes an extraordinary confession: "I want to come home." Troy knows this news will cause a ruckus in London, but he doesn't expect that an MI5 man will gunned down as a result--and Troy himself suspected of the crime. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who has returned to haunt him. Richly atmospheric and full of twists and turns, Friends and Traitors will satisfy John Lawton's many fans and win him new ones as well.
Grove Press, 9780802128621, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
About the Author
John Lawton has written seven previous Inspector Troy thrillers, two novels starring Joe Wilderness, one standalone novel, and a volume of history. His Inspector Troy novels have been named Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times Book Review. He lives in England.