In Spite of all Terror
September 1940. With Britain standing alone and facing an imminent Nazi invasion, handpicked groups of men form the covert Auxiliary Units. Filling ordinary occupations by day; they will be saboteurs and assassins by night, their life expectancy two weeks, their identities a closely guarded secret from all but the local senior policeman. Once activated, that policeman will be the cell’s first victim.
Clement Wisdom, a humble vicar and leader of the East Sussex Auxiliaries, receives the invasion alert and assembles his team. Burdened with the immense tension between his faith and his patriotic duty, he goes to eliminate the Police Inspector, only to find him dead already. If that wasn’t ominous enough, one by one Clement’s patrol members begin to be callously murdered. Priorities shift and every aspect of life is called into question when Clement becomes embroiled in the murky world of espionage and discovers that nothing is what it seems.
In Spite of All Terror is the first in a series of crime thrillers that mix historical fact, crime fiction and superb characterisations. They will keep you hungry for the next piece of this wartime puzzle.