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Hardcastle's Secret Agent

Hardcastle's Secret Agent

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Detective Inspector Walter Hardcastle is following in his father's footsteps, but is his rapid rise about to be threatened by a spate of disturbing break-ins linked to the war effort

August, 1939. As war looms, Detective Inspector Walter Hardcastle is following in the footsteps of his father, Ernest, and progressing through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police. Summoned to the office of Charles Marriot, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of CID at New Scotland Yard, Walter learns that he has been promoted to a senior role at V Division, and is plunged into a top secret case when burglaries occur at the homes of those working on a new type of war submarine.

Could a German spy be behind the break-ins? When one of the burglaries ends with a double murder, the stakes get higher for Walter. Can he track down an enemy agent on the streets of London while also resolving another disturbing case?

Author: Graham Ison
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Published: 06/01/2021
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.60w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780727850348

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/26/2021
Booklist 05/01/2021 pg. 33
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2021

About the Author
During Graham Ison's thirty-year career in Scotland Yard's Special Branch he was involved in several espionage cases. He also spent four years at 10 Downing Street as Protection Officer to two Prime Ministers. He is an honorary agent of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command.

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