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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ryan Narrator: Richard Burnip Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dr. Watson at War Series Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781471150906
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Deep in England’s green and pleasant land something evil lurks …

Dr. John Watson is back home, fresh from his time in the trenches of Flanders Fields. The horrors of war weigh heavy on his mind, and now his task is to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from the crippling effects of shell-shock.

But the war is not yet over and in one corner of England lies a secret, one that the establishment is determined to keep under wraps. For in the woodlands of the lush countryside, the government is building the secret weapon which will win the war for Britain. Here, they are developing the land ship—never-before-seen “tanks” which the army is convinced will end the stalemate on the western front.

But then disaster strikes. After a training exercise in one of the tanks, eight men are mysteriously struck down, seven of them dead. There is just the one survivor, and he’s not talking. It is clear something is horribly wrong, and the army calls in the only man who will know how to solve the mystery: Dr. John Watson.

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  • “At a time when Sherlockian recreations are ten-a-penny, Ryan’s Dr. Watson at War series seems likely to be the one that would most have won the approval of Conan Doyle himself. As well as offering a fresh perspective on a legend of crime fiction, Ryan’s novel sheds new light on some of the darkest aspects of the British effort to achieve victory during the Great War.”

    Crime Writers’ Association

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About the Author

Robert Ryan is an author, journalist and screenwriter. He was born in Liverpool and moved to London to study natural sciences at university. He began his writing career in the late 1980s for The Face, Arena, and the US edition of GQ, before moving to a staff job in the Sunday Times. After the publication of his first novel, Underdogs, he left to go freelance. Ryan has published a total of twelve novels under his own name, the latest being Death on the Ice, and two (Steel Rain and Copper Kiss) as Tom Neale. The latter have been optioned by Fremantle TV with a view to creating a television series. Ryan is currently working on his next novel and a variety of television projects.

About the Narrator

Richard Burnip is an actor, writer, and historian whose work includes theater, documentaries, audiobooks, and lectures. He has recorded more than seventy audiobooks, including thrillers, histories, biographies, and children’s books. His voice-over work includes documentaries, computer games, multimedia installations, and websites.