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Icelight

Icelight England is haggard by the scarcities of war and the blight of a harsh winter In this cold corrupt and bankrupt world Peter Cotton a Colonial Intelligence officer continues his adventurous se

  • Title: Icelight
  • Author: Aly Monroe
  • ISBN: 9781848544833
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1947 England is haggard by the scarcities of war and the blight of a harsh winter In this cold, corrupt, and bankrupt world, Peter Cotton, a Colonial Intelligence officer, continues his adventurous series as Harold Watkins homosexual previously convicted for gross indecency is found dead in his hotel room, suspected of committing suicide by means of a poisoned apple.1947 England is haggard by the scarcities of war and the blight of a harsh winter In this cold, corrupt, and bankrupt world, Peter Cotton, a Colonial Intelligence officer, continues his adventurous series as Harold Watkins homosexual previously convicted for gross indecency is found dead in his hotel room, suspected of committing suicide by means of a poisoned apple Cotton s quest for truth envelopes a world of theatrical grandiosity, political hostilities, and a myriad of dark secrets, as he closes off possibilities till he reaches a final conclusion.

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    1. 1947. Threadbare London endures the bleakest, coldest winter for decades. Food rationing is worse than during the war. Coal supplies run out. The Thames freezes over. Against a background of black ice, blackouts and the black market, agent Peter Cotton is seconded to Operation Sea-snake. MI5 is in the grip of civil war; MI6 is riddled with traitors. Unsure who to trust - or even who is pulling the strings - Cotton, ever the outsider, must protect an atomic scientist caught up in a vicious homoph [...]

    2. Icelight plunges the reader into the frosty world of London in the Winter of 1947 and the emerging cold war. Monroe creates a vivid sense of place and of social history, with the shortages of just about everything, the black market, and the feeling that Britain is teetering on the edge of a new age, shorn of its empire and beholden to its ‘special relationship’ with America. And as relations with the Soviet Union sour and a new political war starts, Monroe focuses on the tensions, rivalries [...]

    3. The intelligence services in London in confusion; the Americans concerned about their weakened wartime ally and the Soviets looking for weaknesses to exploit - How secret our the UK's policies and decisions? Into this mix is seconded analyst Peter Cotton tasked with saving the people caught up in the excesses during a purge on sexual deviations.This is a complex novel, that took me 60 odd pages to get going, thereafter Aly Monroe's craft is clear to see and a delight to read.Great background set [...]

    4. I would give this book four stars in regard to the writing, which was very good. However, as the protagonist is an intelligence officer in post-World War II England, I expected more suspense and mystery, but found those elements to be barely present in the novel. The protagonist is a complex character but, as he spends all his time solving other people's problems, including those of family and total strangers, I didn't feel I got a lot of insight into what he himself liked and disliked, or what [...]

    5. Very good espionage series, more thoughtful perhaps than Alan Furst, evokes a rather different mood. I wish there were more.

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