Rory Clements

From the award-winning Sunday Times bestselling author of CORPUS


The eve of war: a secret so deadly, nothing and no one is safe

June 1939. England is partying like there's no tomorrow . . . but the good times won't last. The Nazis have invaded Czechoslovakia, in Germany Jewish persecution is widespread and, closer to home, the IRA has embarked on a bombing campaign.

Perhaps most worryingly of all, in Germany Otto Hahn has produced man-made fission and an atomic device is now possible. German High Command knows Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory is also close, and when one of the Cavendish's finest brains is murdered, Professor Tom Wilde is drawn into the investigation. In a conspiracy that stretches from Cambridge to Berlin, and from the US to Ireland, can he discover the truth before it's too late?

'A dramatic twisty thriller'
Daily Mail

Publication Date: 25/01/2018
ISBN Hardback: 9781785763717
ISBN Ebook: 9781785763731
ISBN Paperback: 9781785764523

Rory Clements

About the author

RORY CLEMENTS was born on the edge of England in Dover, the son of a Royal Naval officer and a former WREN. Since 2007, Rory has been writing full-time in a quiet corner of Norfolk, England, where he lives with his family. He won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award in 2010 for his second novel, Revenger. A TV series of the John Shakespeare novels is currently in development by the team behind POLDARK and ENDEAVOUR. Find out more at Join Rory Clements' Readers' Club for all the latest news from Rory on his books, events and giveaways: