It is the year 1939, storm clouds of war are clouding over Europe. How can Britain plan for war with Germany without knowing the intentions of Stalin’s ?
The Baltic states actually have the hold of the key and old grand duchy, Finland. One man can make a really difference? Alex is ended up being scouted and recruited by MI2 (the division of Military Intelligence that deals with Russia and Scandinavia) to go undercover in Finland to gain insight into Finnish intentions; but will Alex’s past be a help or hindrance? As he ends up progressing through the training and prepares for his deadly mission, His life becomes extremely complicated by love and intrigue that nearly derails his assignment… and that would upset Winston Churchill the man himself!
Was a very great historical book, i loved it, and the war elements and the Mi2 undercover work! was very gripping and captivating.
Would recommend to anyone.
As Britain prepares for war in 1939, we follow the story of Alex Carlton as he is recruited, and trained to become agent/spy. The book takes you back to when Alex was born and explains why he is the perfect recruit for MI2 (focusing on Scandinavia and USSR). An agent in secret division in secret agency, a division that Winston Churchill is relying on to give information on Finland’s position.
History, training, romance, espionage, overall a page turner. A great set up book for more in the Carlton Series. I highly recommend Winston’s Spy and am looking forward to book 2.
Winston’s Spy, Carlton Chronicles 1 is the first book in a new series by Robert Webber. It deals with lesser-known aspects of world war 2.
From the first page, it's apparent Robert knows his stuff and has meticulously researched the topic.
The story itself is intriguing and extremely interesting, with many different characters who all add different layers to the plot. An exciting read, that makes you want to read more by the author.
This book was a great preface for the sequels to come. It lays a great foundation with the character development and the beginnings of a plot. I enjoyed and look forward to Webber's next novel.