The Ends of the Earth: A James Maxted Thriller

Robert Goddard (Author)


From the internationally bestselling author and "master of the sly double- and triple-cross" (Seattle Times), Robert Goddard, The Ends of the Earth is the third installment of the James Maxted thriller series, starring a charismatic Royal Fly-ing Corps veteran-turned-spy.

It is 1919, the Treaty of Versailles has been signed, and a team assembled at Max's behest now anxiously awaits his arrival in Tokyo. Max had traveled to Paris after the end of the Great War to investigate the suspicious death of his diplomat father, Sir Henry Maxted, and was soon plunged into a treacherous game of cat and mouse with the people behind the murder: German spymaster Fritz Lemmer and the dark horse of the Japanese diplomatic contingent, Count Tomura. It is in Japan--the country of Max's birth, where Sir Henry worked early in his career--that Max hopes to finally uncover the truth behind his father's de-mise and take down Lemmer's spy network once and for all. But what Max's co-hort doesn't know is that his own story seems to have come to an end in France. Stuck in limbo, the team decides to pursue their only lead--right into Lemmer's den.

Loaded with death threats, knife fights, a kidnapping or two, and a coded list that has the power to dismantle whole governmental hierarchies, this is a masterful work of historical cut-and-thrust that tests the bonds of family and country to their very limit.

Product Details

$25.00  $22.50
Mysterious Press
Publish Date
April 25, 2017
6.1 X 1.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Goddard is the Edgar Award-winning, internationally bestselling author of Long Time Coming, Past Caring, and Into the Blue, which won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was later filmed for television. The James Maxted series also includes The Ways of the World and The Corners of the Globe. Goddard read history at the University of Cambridge and lives in Cornwall.


Praise for The Ends of the Earth

"Goddard has crafted a thrilling entry to tie up most of his loose ends . . .The third and most satisfying entry in an excellent series of old-school spy thrillers."--Kirkus Reviews

"The Ends of the Earth contains all the ingredients for an enthralling read--evil characters who threaten the world, a hero with charisma and talent, and many set-backs and violent confrontations."--Reviewing the Evidence"A clever, twisted tale, credibly mixing crime, history and adventure."--Literary Review (UK)

"[Goddard] is a master storyteller . . . There are plenty of twists and turns in this excellent adventure thriller."--Euro Crime (UK)

Praise for Robert Goddard:

"Former Lt. James (Max) Maxted, the dashing protagonist of Robert Goddard's historical espionage thriller . . . is a refreshing throwback to an earlier romantic tradition of heroes . . . A rip-roaring adventure."--New York Times Book Review, on The Ways of the World

"Engrossing storytelling of a very high order."--Observer (UK), on Sea Change

"A master of the sly double- and triple-cross. Goddard's hairpin plot turns contrast nicely with his smooth and understated prose."--Seattle Times, on Into the Blue

"An absorbing read from a truly creative storyteller."--Guardian (UK), on Name to a Face