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Billy Boyle

“This book has got it all—an instant classic.”—Lee Child, author ofThe Hard Way
“It is a pleasure marching off to war with the spirited Billy Boyle. He is a charmer, richly imagined and vividly rendered, and he tells a finely suspenseful yarn.”—Dan Fesperman, author ofThe Prisoner of Guantanamo
What’s a twenty-two-year-old Irish American cop who’s never been out of Massa-chusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway? Billy Boyle himself wonders. Back home in Southie, he’d barely made detective when war was declared. Unwilling to fight—and perhaps die—for England, he was relieved when his mother wangled a job for him on the staff of a general married to her distant cousin. But the general turns out to be Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose headquarters are in London, which is undergoing the Blitz. And Uncle Ike wants Billy to be his personal investigator.
Billy is dispatched to the seat of the Norwegian government in exile. Operation Jupiter, the impending invasion of Norway, is being planned, but it is feared that there is a German spy amongst the Norwegians.
Billy doubts his own abilities, with good reason. A theft and two murders test his investigative powers, but Billy proves to be a better detective than he or anyone else expected.

From the Hardcover edition.

NameBoyle, Billy
OccupationPolice detective
TraitIrish American

    --Police procedural
TopicsWorld War II
Suspicious deaths
Government corruption
SettingBoston, Massachusetts
London, England

  Billy Boyle mystery
1Billy Boyle
2The First wave
3Blood alone
4Evil for evil
5Rag and bone
6A Mortal terror