Book: Danube Stations by J.D. Mallinsoncategories: Book, Cold War, Scotland Yard, River Cruise, Budapest, Ex-Nazis, Mystery Novel
J. D. Mallinsonabout this book: This novel is about a cruise on the Danube River, from Vienna to the Black Sea. Several passengers are carrying a book named 'Bannerman's Guide'. One of the copies contains blackmail evidence against a senior member of Britain's Secret Service, MI5. The plot develops in stages, whenever the boat docks at Budapest, Belgrade or Bucharest. Scotland Yard, the KGB and ex-Nazis are all competing to gain possession of the key copy, leading to a surprise ending in London and the unmasking of a spy-ring based at the US Embassy.
I was inspired by taking this voyage myself, during the Cold War era. Readers would be people who enjoy the more literary type of mystery, with a European background. I designed the cover to give an idea of the size of the boat and a river setting. The hardest part was conveying the atmosphere of East European cities. I would invite readers to enjoy a tale with lots of intrigue and local color.
preview: read a sample from this book
what to read next: if you read and liked this book...
Other books by J. D. Mallinson
• Book Review: Cold War Cold Heart - An Accidental Spy by David Loehmann|
• Book Review: Winner Lose All - A Spy vs Spy Thriller by William F. Brown|
|show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed|
|Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum||Book Promotion | Do you like askDavid.com? | Boost Your Karma|
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.