Book Recommendation: The Dark Clouds Shining by David Downing
The Dark Clouds Shining (2018) is the fourth and final novel in the World War I series featuring Jack McColl by British author David Downing. I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list.
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"In the fourth and final installment of David Downing's World War I spy series, Jack McColl is sent to Soviet Russia to thwart an assassination—an espionage assignment that might as well be a suicide mission, and which will pit him against his own lost love.
London, 1921: Ex-Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving a trumped-up sentence. McColl has been embittered by the Great War; he feels betrayed by the country that had sent so many young men to die needlessly. He can’t stomach spying for the British Empire anymore. He’s also heartbroken: the love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, parted ways with him three years earlier so she could devote her life to the Communist revolution in Moscow.
Then his former Secret Service boss offers McColl the chance to escape his jail sentence—if he takes a dangerous and unofficial assignment in Russia, where McColl is already a wanted man. He would be spying on other spies, sniffing out the truth about MI5 meddling in a high-profile assassination plot. The target is someone McColl cares about and respects—and the MI5 agent involved is someone he loathes.
With the knowledge that he is probably walking into a death trap, McColl sets out for Moscow, the scene of his last heartbreak. Little does he know that his mission will throw him back into Caitlin Hanley's life—or that her husband will be one of the men he is trying to hunt down."
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