The Hungry Blade by Lawrence Dudley audiobook

The Hungry Blade: A Roy Hawkins Thriller

By Lawrence Dudley
Read by Kevin Kenerly

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The new, fast-paced, WWII-era spy thriller from the author of New York Station Forty modern masterpieces are found concealed on a neutral ship in international waters sixteen months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Their provenance is sketchy and their final destination unknown. The Royal Navy suspects the works are “degenerate art” seized by the Nazis and shipped across the Atlantic to create cash for their covert operations. But how to prove it? There’s only one man for the job—Roy Hawkins. The British Secret Intelligence Service has put their half-American star agent in tough spots before and he’s always come out on top. But this time Hawkins is headed to Mexico, where the vibrant art scene and tight-knit German expatriate community obscure the paintings’ ultimate purpose. As he tracks the art from Veracruz to Mexico City, Hawkins struggles to see the Nazis’ endgame. For the first time, he doesn’t speak the language and he doesn’t know the players—but he does know how to fight Fascists. Problem is, in the “get along and go along” culture of wartime profiteering, distinguishing between the true believers and the opportunists is no easy task. Can Hawkins untangle the false leads and double crosses before the Nazis realize their sinister plan?

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Summary

Summary

The new, fast-paced, WWII-era spy thriller from the author of New York Station

Forty modern masterpieces are found concealed on a neutral ship in international waters sixteen months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Their provenance is sketchy and their final destination unknown. The Royal Navy suspects the works are “degenerate art” seized by the Nazis and shipped across the Atlantic to create cash for their covert operations. But how to prove it?

There’s only one man for the job—Roy Hawkins. The British Secret Intelligence Service has put their half-American star agent in tough spots before and he’s always come out on top. But this time Hawkins is headed to Mexico, where the vibrant art scene and tight-knit German expatriate community obscure the paintings’ ultimate purpose. As he tracks the art from Veracruz to Mexico City, Hawkins struggles to see the Nazis’ endgame. For the first time, he doesn’t speak the language and he doesn’t know the players—but he does know how to fight Fascists. Problem is, in the “get along and go along” culture of wartime profiteering, distinguishing between the true believers and the opportunists is no easy task.

Can Hawkins untangle the false leads and double crosses before the Nazis realize their sinister plan?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hawkins, introduced in Dudley’s debut New York Station (2018), is a man of conscience who comes to admire Mexico’s anti-Fascist atmosphere and its president, Lázaro Cárdenas, who was called by Trotsky the most honest politician in the world. With its historical basis and inclusion of historical figures, this is both enlightening and compelling spy fiction.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Odin 3/26/2020
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A good old fahioned fun romp in suspense

Who doesn’t like a formula suspense novel (destined for a bidding war in Hollywood) that knows when to take chances with character and plot development yet maintaining the proverbial good guys/bad guys intrigue. The plot takes the hero, Roy Hawkins, a British Secret Intelligence man into the never-ending violence of Mexico and the tracking of art treasures the Nazis has squirreled away. Fighting fascists seems like everyday exercise for Hawkins. Throw in some double crosses, false leads and good old-fashioned suspense storytelling and you’ve got an audio book read by the author that is difficult to shut off. Have fun with this one.

Author

Author Bio: Lawrence Dudley

Author Bio: Lawrence Dudley

Lawrence Dudley has had a variety of careers—a blessing for any author. He was the assistant curator of a museum, worked for a radio telescope observatory, and for several years was the lead reviewer and feature writer for the Saratogian newspaper covering the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and its resident companies, the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Dudley has also been a media and advertising consultant and a professional political campaign manager, including races for the New York State Legislature.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD, Hardcover
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English