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Spring 1919 James 'Max' Maxted former Great War flying ace returns to the trail of murder treachery and half buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father Sir Henry Maxted a senior member of the British delegation to the post war peace conference But he was convinced there was much to be discovered about what Sir Henry h. Description Spring 1919 James Max Maxted former Great War flying ace returns to the trail of murder treachery and half buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father Sir Henry Maxted a senior member of the British delegation to the post war peace conference But he was convinced there was much to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of itNow enlisted under false colours in Lemmer s service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service Max sets out on his first and possibly last mission for Lemmer It takes him to the far north of Scotland to the Orkney Isles where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow its fate to be decided at the conference table in Paris Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south towards London with information that could destroy Lemmer if Max as seems unlikely lives to deliver itOpening MAX COULD ONLY WISH HE HAD MADE THE CROSSING FROM Scotland in such weather calm cool and benign the sea sparkled the sky blue with puffs of cloud herded at the horizon like well behaved sheep He stepped out of the Ayre Hotel into the peace of early morning lit a cigarette and gazed around himOnly marked the first Maxted as 3 yet I think about it often Goddard gets under the skin doesn t he This is a series that must be read in seuence and the main theme is Paris as Peace Treaty hosts after WWI complete with the contentious issue of the Shandong PenninsulaHe did his best not to flinch as Tomura cast him a raking contemptuous glance in which several generations of arrogance had been distilled to a poisonous essence p289Cliff hangar ending5 In Pale Battalions3 Into the Blue5 Past Caring4 Caught In The Light4 Long Time Coming3 Never Go Back3 Sight UnseenTR Beyond Recall 3 Borrowed Time3 Hand in GloveWL Fault Line4 Set In Stone1 Found Wanting2 Name To A Face4 Painting The Darkness1 Dying To Tell3 Play to the End3 Out of the Sun3 Days Without Number4 Take No Farewell2 Closed CircleTR Blood Count3 Sea Change3 The Ways of the World The Wide World Trilogy 14 The Corners of the Globe The Wide World James Maxted 2TR The Ends of the Earth The Wide World Trilogy 3

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The Corners of the Globe

Mpounded in Scapa Flow its fate to be decided at the conference table in Paris Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south towards London with information that could destroy Lemmer if Max as seems unlikely lives to deliver it. Corners of the Globe is the page turning continuation of Robert Goddard s Wide World Trilogy We chase James Max Maxted around Northern Europe in the weeks before the post war peace conference Its hard to know who to trust in this thriller Although we want to like Max s supporting cast of characters its clear that there is than one baddie in the bunch Goddard leaves us hanging at the end waiting for resolution in the next book in the series

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Ad been trying to accomplish And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of itNow enlisted under false colours in Lemmer's service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service Max sets out on his first and possibly last mission for Lemmer It takes him to the far north of Scotland to the Orkney Isles where the German High Seas Fleet has been i. I was delighted to receive this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I m a huge fan of Robert Goddard in fact I have a shelf dedicated to his books so I did a little dance of joy around the kitchen when I was approved This was short lasted however as I found the book hard to get into i m not sure if it was the political nature of the story or the myriad of characters that I found hard to keep up with but this book wasn t easy to read and I had to keep going back to find out what was happening At one point I began to wonder if it had been written by someone else entirely It has been a while since I last read one of his books so it could just be me but not one of his better stories It wasn t until the end that I realised this is the second story in a series Perhaps if I d read the first it would all make sense


10 thoughts on “The Corners of the Globe

  1. says:

    Description Spring 1919 James ‘Max’ Maxted former Great War flying ace returns to the trail of murder treachery and half buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father Sir Henry Maxted a senior member of the British delegation to the post war peace conference But he was convinced there was – much – to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been tryin

  2. says:

    Fool me once so the first book was good enough that the surpise at the end about the mystery extending to the next book was acceptable About a third of the way into this next book however I started to wonder about the pacing and meandering strands so I flipped to the end and lo and behold Continued appeared the

  3. says:

    The second installment of Robert Goddard’s worldwide trilogy THE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE is a first rate seuel to THE WAYS OF THE WORLD The main

  4. says:

    I was delighted to receive this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I'm a huge fan of Robert Goddard in fact I have a shelf dedicated to his books so I did a little dance of joy around the kitchen when I was approved This was short lasted however as I found the book hard to get into i'm not sure if it was the political nature of the story or the myriad of characters that I found hard to keep up with but this boo

  5. says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable second part to the story With the end of part 2 I can only be thankful that I also have book 3 on hand to commence reading

  6. says:

    I read the first part of the three part trilogy and enjoyed it But this second book has too many characters and too many plot lines The first half of the book finds Max and the people trailing him on train after train in Scotland and parts o

  7. says:

    Corners of the Globe is the page turning continuation of Robert Goddard’s Wide World Trilogy We chase James Max Maxted around Northern Europe in the weeks before the post war peace conference Its hard to know who to trust in this thriller Although we want to like Max’s supporting cast of characters its clear that there

  8. says:

    There are parts of The Corners of the Globe which are good and parts which trundle along in a very samey sort of way It has several POVs which

  9. says:

    Having recently read The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard I was so angry that the book ended mid story I didn’t plan to continue However I received The Corners of the Globe book 2 in the mail and I decided to give it a go I started reading and got a few chapters in before I remember the rage I had for the first one

  10. says:

    I don't mind reading trilogies as long as there is a good reason for spreading a story over three books but I didn't feel that this book was anything than padding Although I will read the final book in due course I hate g