The information officer : a novel / Mark Mills.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Random House, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 400 p. : maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781400068180 (alk. paper); 9780007276882 (Harper).Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Malta -- Fiction | British -- Malta -- Fiction | Malta -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6
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Mark Mills's bestselling novels Amagansett and The Savage Garden have won him widespread acclaim for his singular brand of suspense. Weaving a haunting and atmospheric historical backdrop with a tense plot of murder and an unforgettable love story, he delivers another riveting tale in The Information Officer.<br> <br> Summer 1942: Malta, a small windswept island in the Mediterranean, has become the most bombed patch of earth on the planet, worse even than London during the Blitz. The Maltese, a fiercely independent people, withstand the relentless Axis air raids.<br> <br> Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the population's fragile esprit de corps. This is all, besides a few broken-down fighter planes, that stands in the face of Nazi occupation and perhaps even victory-for Malta is the stepping-stone the Germans need between Europe and North Africa.<br> When Max learns of the brutal murder of a young island woman-along with evidence that the crime was committed by a British officer-he knows that the Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered. As the clock ticks down toward all-out invasion, Max must investigate the murder-beyond the gaze of his superiors, friends, and even the woman he loves.<br> <br> Filled with remarkably poignant and atmospheric details of life under siege, and indelible characters who live and breathe, The Information Officer is a taut, transporting thriller-an enthralling novel told with exceptional skill and style.