Trouble on the Thames by Victor Bridges

T I T L E: Trouble on the Thames
A U T H O R: Victor Bridges
P U B L I S H E R: Poisoned Pen Press
P U B L I S H--D A T E: October 6, 2015
I S B N: 9781464204937
Thriller
Owen Bradwell is a courageous naval officer who returns to England in the 1930s. He believes that his career is over because he has become colour-blind but with Nazi Germany an increasing menace, the authorities cannot do without Bradwell, and he is assigned a special mission. A former acquaintance of Bradwell’s has been trapped into betraying his country’s secrets by a Nazi agent. Bradwell is sent to spy on the spy, and travels down the Thames on a surveillance trip under cover of a fishing weekend. Things soon take an unexpected turn, and Bradwell finds himself in the company of a dead man, and a pretty young interior decorator called Sally. Will Bradwell triumph over the villains, and will he and Sally fall in love? This neglected thriller from 1945 is a pacy and entertaining read, rich with the classic twists of the genre: amnesia, blackmail, and a convict’s escape from Dartmoor.


     I must confess I was quite unfamiliar with Victor Bridges before reading this story which was originally written in 1945.
     This spy thriller was a quick read which contained a few twists and turns. Even though this story is only 14 chapters long the characters are well developed and likable. Most of the story was fast paced, however, there were some parts that moved a bit slow for me. Also, one must keep in mind that this was written in the 1940's so parts could also be considered a bit dated by some readers.
     All in all, I did enjoy this book quite a bit and will check out any other books by this author. If you are looking for a quick suspenseful read then I recommend picking this one up.

3 STAR


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