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Head of Zeus
Traitor's Gate
Traitor's Gate by Michael Ridpath
 Traitors, 1

Conrad de Lancey has seen enough of evil: the shadow of fear on the faces of innocents; the roar of tanks through empty streets; the sudden lull before the slaughter begins. Franco's bloody insurrection taught this Englishman all about hell.

Arriving in his mother's country, the now Nazi Germany, Conrad is sick at heart. Even Berlin – infamous haven of decadence and vice – salutes fascism. Himmler's black-shirted troops rule the city, and every German arm bears a Swastika. But does every German heart belong to Hitler?

When Conrad is arrested by the Gestapo on suspicion of spying, he is rescued by Theo, an old friend from university, now a lieutenant of the Wehrmacht. Together they are drawn into a world of danger and deceit, of plots, paranoia and intrigue where the brave few are united by a single ambition: to free the fatherland from the Führer.

Head of Zeus * Action & Adventure
01 Jun 2013 * 400pp * £0.99 * 9781781851838
'Brilliant ... the writing is typical top-calibre Ridpath, the pace relentless, the research impeccable, the characters compelling and beautifully crafted. Every page is a gem'
Craig Russell
'It takes rare skill to inject so much suspense into a story with an outcome we thought we knew, but Ridpath's mix of wonderfully skilled plotting, fast paced narrative and atmospheric period detail combine to make this a compelling and hugely satisfying read'
Chris Ewan
'A fascinating story, compellingly told'
Simon Brett
'A Frederick Forsyth of our time'
John Lawton
'Ridpath's novel carries all the hallmarks of his previous books, with the tension building ever-tighter'
Daily Mail
'A persuasive period-set novel that boasts all the intellectual rigour and sheer storytelling nous that distinguishes Michael Ridpath's best work'
Good Book Guide
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Michael Ridpath
Michael Ridpath
Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children. Visit his website at
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