Second Violin

Second Violin

Book - 2007
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June 1940. Sergeant Troy is seconded to Special Branch to help in the round-up of 'enemy' aliens, among whom is his brother Rod, who is then interned on the Isle of Man...meanwhile a lunatic is killing rabbis in the East End. Troy asks for time off from Special Branch to return to his true calling...murder.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871139917
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAW
Characteristics: 419 p. ; 24 cm


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Jun 02, 2017

This book lost me by about page 200 when it expected me to become engaged with yet another new character and its milieu. Despite a blending of historical fact (WW II) and invented situations that the author does in very short episodes, I could not sustain interest in the book as a whole.

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