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The Resource The ways of the world : a James Maxted thriller, Robert Goddard

The ways of the world : a James Maxted thriller, Robert Goddard

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The ways of the world : a James Maxted thriller
Title
The ways of the world
Title remainder
a James Maxted thriller
Statement of responsibility
Robert Goddard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with the Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fallen from the roof. His sons Max and Ashley are sent to Paris to collect the body, and it quickly becomes clear that the theory the French police have put forward is flawed. But since the murder of a diplomat could be disastrous for the peace conference, no one is keen to ask questions--except Max"--Amazon.com
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1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world's nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, spies and opportunists have also gathered in the city and the last thing the British diplomatic community needs at such a time is the mysterious death of a senior member of their delegation. So, when Sir Henry Maxted falls from the roof of his mistress's apartment building in unexplained circumstances, their first instinct is to suppress all suspicious aspects of the event. But Sir Henry's son, ex Royal Flying Corps ace James 'Max' Maxted, has other ideas. He resolves to find out how and why his father died - even if this means disturbing the impression of harmonious calm which the negotiating teams have worked so hard to maintain. In a city where countries are jostling for position at the crossroads of history and the stakes could hardly be higher, it is difficult to tell who is a friend and who a foe. And Max will soon discover just how much he needs friends, as his search for the truth sucks him into the dark heart of a seemingly impenetrable mystery.
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10361916
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CGP
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Goddard, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
James Maxted thriller
Series volume
0001
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  • Paris Peace Conference
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fathers
  • Murder
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ways of the world : a James Maxted thriller, Robert Goddard
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780802123596
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)909088607
Label
The ways of the world : a James Maxted thriller, Robert Goddard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780802123596
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)909088607

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