The third Christopher Marlowe Cobb historical thriller from Pulitzer Prize winning author, Robert Olen Butler. It is 1915, and President Woodrow Wilson is still assessing the war's threat to the United States. After proving himself during the Lusitania mission, Kit is now a full-blown spy, working undercover in a castle on the Kentish coast owned by a suspected British government mole named Sir Albert Stockman. Kit is working with his mother, the beautiful and mercurial spy, Isabel Cobb, who also happens to be a world-famous actress. Isabel's offstage role is to keep tabs on Stockman, while Cobb tries to figure out his agenda. Following his mother and her escort from the relative safety of Britain into the lion's den of Berlin, Kit must remain in character, even under the very nose of the Kaiser.I stepped inside this room, closed the door. The wall ... Inside, the space was wide enough and tall enough to hang the longest ball gown, but in spite of the smells to protect clothes in storage, it was empty. ... The cloth split in the middle into a pair of drapes that ran easily open on metal hooks along a heavy curtain rod.
|Title||:||The Empire of Night|
|Author||:||Robert Olen Butler|
|Publisher||:||Oldcastle Books - 2015-05-01|