The Information Officer (Compact Disc)

By Mark Mills, Robin Sachs (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781441721266

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

February 2010 Indie Next List

“Pinched between Nazis in Italy and in North Africa, Malta -- a speck of a British Colony -- is taking a nightly pounding. The function of the 'information' officer is to keep up the morale of the troops and the local populace. But how can he when there is a murderer on the loose who might also be a spy? If that not enough, he is in love with two married women, one Maltese and one British--a delicate balancing act in such a hermetic environment.”
— Darwin Ellis, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT
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Malta, April 1942. Max Chadwick is the military officer charged with managing information and maintaining morale on the tiny Mediterranean island, a strategic lynchpin in the war. Bombs rain from the sky at all hours of the day and night, as the Maltese and their British protectors fiercely cling to the rocky outcropping that is all that stands between the Axis and total dominance of the Mediterranean theater. When a Maltese woman is murdered and evidence links her death to a British serviceman, Chadwick is faced with the possibility that the fragile and crucial esprit de corps could shatter. Forced to keep his investigation a secret, he sets out to unravel the mystery and unmask the killer. At stake is not only his only life and that of the woman he loves but also a conflict with far broader consequences.
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