It is 1941. Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy operating undercover as an SS officer, has just fled Germany with Hitler's henchmen on his trail. He is carrying valuable cargo--the blueprint of the F hrer's secret plan to invade Russia. Stahl's man in the American embassy, the shy and sheltered Calvin M. Cormack, is teamed with a boisterous MI5 officer, Walter Stilton, to find the spy and bring him to safety. Their investigation takes them across war-torn London, from the shelled-out blocks to the ubiquitous pubs to the underground counterfeiting shops; and in Cormack's case, into the arms of Kitty, his partner's rambunctious daughter. As Cormack and Stilton close in on Stahl, bodies begin turning up--and the duo realize they may not be the only ones in pursuit of the spy. Someone, it seems, wants the German dead. When his partner is suddenly murdered in the line of duty, Cormack must turn to the ingenious devices of his lover Kitty's old flame--Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard. Together, they investigate the trail of murders and are forced to ask themselves a horrifying question--are Cormack and his spy being played by one of their own in the American embassy?
Brilliantly re-creating London in the time of ration tickets and clothing coupons, Bluffing Mr. Churchill is a blistering page-turned peopled by magnetic characters.
About the Author
John Lawton has spent most of his life working in his favorite environment: underwater. As a commercial and nuclear diver, he has traveled the world, made interesting friends, and had amazing adventures. Deep Sea Amputee: the Life and Times of John Lawton is his story. Today, John owns and operates Underwater Nuclear Services, headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida, still serving customers worldwide on all aspects of underwater work in nuclear environments. When not helping the world solve its underwater nuclear issues, you can find John tuna fishing off Cape Cod or fishing for sailfish off the Atlantic Coast of Florida with family and friends.
Lewis Hancock is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.