The Information Officer

The Information Officer

Book - 2009
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The much-anticipated new historical crime thriller from the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller 'The Savage Garden' "You want to know who I am? I'm the last living soul you'll ever set eyes on" Summer, 1942. For the people of Malta, suffering daily bombing raids, the British are the last line of defence against the Nazis. And it is Max Chadwick's job as the information officer to ensure the news the islanders receive maintains morale. So when Max is given proof suggesting a British officer is murdering local women, he knows the consequences of discovery are dire. With the violence on the war-ravaged island escalating daily, he embarks on a private investigation, hidden from the eyes of superiors, friends and the woman he loves. But Max finds himself torn between patriotic duty and personal honour in his efforts to track down the killer! an elusive figure always one step ahead of his hunter.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2009.
ISBN: 9780007276875
Branch Call Number: ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 400 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.


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List - Europe Noir
ChristchurchLib Jun 08, 2011

Perhaps the wartime chaos of Malta under siege is not quite noir but this excellent whodunnit somehow fitted in because of its European and wartime setting.

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May 17, 2014

World War II thriller about the axis and allied influences in the island of Malta. Well written and very descriptive and imaginative; the scenes were discussed with flouish. It took a little while to get use to the World War II jargon of the time and the cities and towns in Malta relative to each other in the story but well worth it at the thrilling end. I have to give it 4 stars only because it was very confusing decifering the meaning of words in descibing the good guys and the bad guys.

absolutely loved it.
looking for his other books now!!

Mar 19, 2011

A good read, not a part of WWII history I was familiar with.

Jun 23, 2010

What's one more corpse on an island already on the verge of collapse after the most ferocious air bombardment in history? The question doesn't occur to the dogged title character. He's the chief propagandist of the British colonial government and all too aware of the pitfalls of his job, trying to find the good news on an island at the mercy of the Luftwaffe. But he becomes obsessed with finding justice for a young woman whose death may be due to his own country's forces. Brilliant evocation of the nightmarish fear and frenetic hedonism of wartime. The characters are drawn with warmth and perception, and the plotting is tense throughout.

Jun 03, 2010

Very good mystery as well as insight into the situation on Malta during world war II. I found the ending a little rushed but would like to read more by Mills

Apr 15, 2010

Well written and joy-to-read book.

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