A soldier and a spy, an officer but not quite a gentleman, Captain Harry Walsh is SOE's secret weapon.
Loathed by his own commanding officer, haunted by the death of his closest friend and trapped in a loveless marriage, Harry Walsh is close to burnout when he is ordered to assassinate the man behind the ME 163 Komet, Hitler's miracle jet fighter. If Walsh fails, there is no prospect of allied victory in Europe.
Harry Walsh is ruthless, unorthodox and ungentlemanly. He is about to wreak havoc...
Praise for Howard Linskey
'One of the single most dramatic events of the Second World War, Linskey makes the mission of Jan Kubis and Joseph Gabcik impossible to put down' - Northern Echo
'Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, snappy down to earth dialect dialogue mixed in with unrelenting violence and pace' - Times
Thanks to Anne Cater at The Random thing Blog tours and No Exit Press for my copy of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Howard Linksey and inviting me to be part of this tour.
Whilst WW2 Rumbles, Captain Harry Walsh of the SOE is called upon by the big brass to take out a high level nazi scientist who has created the German plane, The ME 163 Komet, twice as fast as a spitfire, the Komet is a game changer in the war, it is a frightening weapon. Harry is tasked with the Assassination attempt.
Given Autonomy to run the operation, Harry is assigned an American operative, Captain Sam Cooper, with who he shares a chequered past and french freedom fighter Monsieur Christophe Valvert. Harry sets about plotting the mission to France, with help from James Bond Q type Elder Wills and his mad inventions.
The mission through France is a chaotic romp, with German Soldiers, French Resistance, double crossing, its espionage at its best.
Descriptions of wartime London and France are excellent
Harry is a moody sort, disliked by his commanding officer, he’s actually not all that likeable but he’s not trying to be, he wants to get his job done and he cares little for heirs and graces and who he upsets. I liked the supporting cast, Harry has history with Sam Cooper ,and the eccentric french Valvert is very good, and his supporting officer, Emma, she could possibly be more...
It’s an intriguing, absorbing tale, I really found myself being drawn into Harry’s world.
A fascinating and captivating Historical esponiage thriller.