Currently reading THE MORE DECEIVED by David Roberts. This is 5th of 10 in series featuring Lord Edward Corinth, a jaded English aristocrat, and Verity Browne, a leftist journalist, between the wars in 1930s London.
It is 1937; Winston Churchill is receiving unauthorized information on Britain’s rearmament program, and Lord Edward Corinth is brought in by the Foreign Office to investigate the leaks. Edward rapidly falls under Churchill’s spell and quickly abandons his investigation to concentrate instead on finding the murderer of a Foreign Office official who may have been one of Churchill’s sources. He soon finds himself trying to untangle a web of deception that threatens the security of the state. There is a second murder within the Foreign Office, and Edward sets out for Spain to find the murdered man’s son, though his real objective is to satisfy the gnawing fear that his friend Verity Browne, also in Spain, is in extreme peril. Verity is reporting on the Civil War for the New Gazette, and she senses a scoop when she is given secret information that the enemy is planning an attack on the undefended town of Guernica. With Edward in tow she arrives just in time to witness a barbarous aerial bombardment on a civilian population with no means of defending itself. However, a near-certain death awaits Edward in England, where nothing—including the woman he loves—is what it appears to be.
Published in 2004, it has 304 pages.
Tonight I have the Christmas episode of NCIS: Los Angeles to watch. "Cancel Christmas"
A suspected North Korean spy is poisoned and hit by a truck carrying Christmas trees. The team investigates and tries to learn who is smuggling spies into the country. Meanwhile, Deeks and Kensi try to include their mothers in their Christmas plans; and Hetty notices that Granger isn't in a holiday mood.
I love the reversal of roles here. Usually it's Deeks spinning off into verbal fantasy and Kensi doing the "WTF are you talking about?" look.
I read WINTER by Marissa Meyer this weekend because I had three days left on the digital loan. 826 pages in two days! I've still got it.
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