The murder of a cabinet minister is always highly suspicious – but when a damning piece of evidence links the victim to Toniolo, a suspected Soviet spy planted in the British government, Superintendent Luke Garvan and Major Spencer Hall know that solving this case is a matter of global importance. As they struggle to unravel the murder from the espionage, Garvan and Hall get caught in an intricate web of anger and deceit. If they can’t separate the petty grievances from the staunch politics, however, they may forever lose the chance to finally unmask Toniolo and secure the government against further Soviet infiltration.
Toby Oliver was born in London, and since 2007 moved to the countryside of West Sussex with his family in England. For thirty years he worked as an Administrator in Central London. His first novel Codename Nicolette is based upon the real-life secret work of MI5’s Double Cross System who were responsible for controlling turned Nazi agents based in Britain during World War II. His other works include Mission Lisbon – The Double Cross, Dead Man Walking – A Spy Amongst Us and The Downing Street Plot – An Agent’s Revenge. His latest book Duty and Betrayal will be published later this year. He decided to write books he liked to read: a mixture of crime and espionage stories, coupled with close family connections to the British Army, and his degree in politics, his books about WWI and the Cold War era encompass all of the above. He hopes the reader will be transported back in the dark days of London during WWII, and the work of Scotland Yard and the shadowy world of MI5.