1943. British Intelligence has finally got to grips with the Eldorado Network, Germany’s most successful spy ring. It turns out to be one man in a small room in Lisbon, inventing phony (but convincing) reports. For two years he pulled the wool over German Intelligence's eyes, and made a killing.
The British soon find that Eldorado's a real handful. They bring him to England, so they can manage his dispatches, and discover that living with a genius can be a headache. Eldorado rapidly creates a team of top sub-agents around him. None of them exists. But power—even imaginary power—is intoxicating, and he begins to treat his fake sub-agents as if real. Big trouble ahead.
Artillery of Lies is the hair-raising sequel to The Eldorado Network, all the more funny for being soundly based on the true story of a real Second World War spy.
About Derek Robinson
Derek Robinson, the son of a policeman, read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.
"Spy thrillers usually leave me cold, but this one is plainly outstanding in its class." —The Guardian, on The Eldorado Network