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A master of the trade
on 6 December 2011
Joanna Bourne is an excellent, evocative and lyrical writer. Some of her sentences could be set to music. I loved this series (especially the first one) and this book - the fourth in the series - is the story of Adrian and Justine and it is way up to standard. The intricate and clever plot centres around two people, after the war is over, finding out that things they did in the past have caught up with them.
While rooting for them to get together, you are led through unusual twists and turns, familiar in a Bourne book. It is a page turner and delicious to read. I thoroughly recommend it.
Having said that, I do hope Joanna has now heaved the French Revolution and spies out of her writing system because I simply cannot wait to see what she makes of other periods of history (but please, no more spies!)