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  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021

    June 1945. Hitler has triumphed, Britain is under German occupation and America cowers under the threat of nuclear attack. In the dead of night, a figure flits through the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, searching for a hidden document he knows could…

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Alistair Moffat

‘Fans of John Buchan and Robert Harris have a rare treat in store in this ambitious re-imagining of the aftermath of the Second World War’
Sunday Post

‘Ingeniously plausible … A fine act of homage to Buchan. Comfort reading, whether we are subjected to another lockdown or lucky enough to escape’
Allan Massie, The Scotsman

‘Beautifully crafted – an exciting and moving tale of adventure, a what-if story of subtlety and power’
Alexander McCall Smith

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