Secret Adversary

September 6, 2013 - Comment

IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others

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IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead.

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John Brooks "homewardbound-cb.blogspot.com" says:

Well worth reading The Secret Adversary introduces Agatha Christie’s characters of Tommy and Tuppence, an out of work young man and woman who decide to become “adventurers” out of a lack of anything better to do. They quite accidentally get sucked into an international mystery that reaches to the highest levels of British government.This story takes place shortly after WWI, and there are a few obscure terms — even to my British coworker — but they don’t hinder the enjoyment of the story. It is…

Motley Wisdom says:

A Serendipitous Read I have not been a big fan of the Tommy and Tuppence episodes on PBS’ Agatha Christie series; however, this is a surprisingly well-written thriller even for Agatha Christie. The plot is convoluted, in a nice way, and the dialogue believable. I missed the mark completely in identifying the villain. Tommy and Tuppence are a nice break from Miss Marple and M. Poirot, and I recommend the book for anyone who enjoys Agatha Christie’s style.

J says:

Crime before technology I’ve recently become addicted to crime shows and books. In the age of “24” and CSI and all these hyper-tech worlds, there’s a novelty in going back to the 1920s when people left telegrams and couldn’t track the bad guy on satellite-powered traffic cameras.This version for Kindle doesn’t have an active table of contents. However, I just make a bookmark at the beginning of each chapter, so I don’t see what the big deal is. Thanks whoever made it available to us for free!

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