A young and near-genius German scientist has developed a formula for a chemical agent with the potential to wipe out whole cities in one sweep of an aircraft. The staff at Bletchley Park and Downing Street need to know as much as possible about this Mem Tav, and how to eradicate it and the threat it poses. David Landau, a first generation English–Polish Jew, now an officer in the RAF, is tasked with the job of uncovering everything he can about Mem Tav.

This book is a secret nugget of gold amongst the many eBook offerings in the Amazon store. Written in an entirely believable style, with wit, historical realism and not too much scientific or military stuff, this is a tour-de-force of a WWII tale of daring-do and spying. It deserves a wider readership and I have no hesitation in recommending this book. Any chance of more David Landau adventures please Mr Drake?

I received a copy of the novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Click on the cover to go to the Amazon page for this book.