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Rooms in the city : a novel / by Nicholas Hasluck.

By: Hasluck, Nicholas, 1942-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Press on series ; 21. Publisher: Kew, Vic. Arcadia, an imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781925003680 (paperback).Subject(s): War stories | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Australian fiction -- 21st century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Greece -- Athens -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- Fiction | Detectives -- Australia -- FictionDDC classification: A823.3 Summary: "Athens, November 1915. A city buffeted by the chaos of the war, a city swarming with spies and opportunists. When a British counter espionage unit is contacted by a man from Smyrna, it seems that a bold new plan is afoot to cut through the Turkish defences at nearby Gallipoli … until the finding of the man’s body in a room set aside for the meeting. Australian-born agent Robert Kaub is drawn into the investigation, and soon forced to confront memories of love and betrayal in pre-war Athens. An ominous note, an old coin from Ephesus, cryptic cables – Robert’s discoveries bring him eventually to a place where things could go either way for the Allied cause. Aegean battlefields. A besieged city. Deaths foretold. These are mirrored in a mystery shaped by the ill-fated attempt to capture Constantinople, a story tinted by the truths and untruths of war, a tragic tale akin to myth."--Cover.
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"Athens, November 1915. A city buffeted by the chaos of the war, a city swarming with spies and opportunists. When a British counter espionage unit is contacted by a man from Smyrna, it seems that a bold new plan is afoot to cut through the Turkish defences at nearby Gallipoli … until the finding of the man’s body in a room set aside for the meeting. Australian-born agent Robert Kaub is drawn into the investigation, and soon forced to confront memories of love and betrayal in pre-war Athens. An ominous note, an old coin from Ephesus, cryptic cables – Robert’s discoveries bring him eventually to a place where things could go either way for the Allied cause. Aegean battlefields. A besieged city. Deaths foretold. These are mirrored in a mystery shaped by the ill-fated attempt to capture Constantinople, a story tinted by the truths and untruths of war, a tragic tale akin to myth."--Cover.

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