SHADOWS ON A DISTANT SHORE
It is 1904. A series of unusual events, including the murder of a French agent, a large concentration of the Kaiser's intelligence operatives, and vague reports about a deep-cover Russian agent who is spying on the Czar, give Gerard de Montclaire yet another opportunity to prove his mettle as the finest detective of the Edwardian Era. He and his lifelong associate, Sir Francis FitzMaurice, are drawn to Lake Constance. There, in the lonely borderlands between Imperial Germany and Switzerland, they unravel a tangled skein of espionage, international financial schemes, and the testing of a terrible new secret weapon in the Kaiser's arsenal. In the mix, Montclaire must defeat a cunning assassin, recover sensitive documents, and unmask a ruthless master spy who is willing to commit the most horrible of crimes.
…A Gallic detective to rival Britain’s Sherlock Holmes. We will surely have more of Gérard de Montclaire.
David Burke, Actor and notably “Doctor Watson” in the popular PBS Mystery series, Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett.
. . . a sleuth that makes Arsène Lupin, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot pale in comparison.
Peter Tremayne (Peter Berresford Ellis). Author of the popular Sister Fidelma Mysteries.
I certainly enjoyed E. A. Allen's book . . . nicely finessed . . . Allen packs his plot with he most unusual twists.
Michael Cohen, Host of "Uncommon Mysteries." National Public Radio.