Former Edge Hill lecturer releases Second World War eBook

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Codename Lazarus is available now in the form of an eBook

The book is set during Spring of 1938, when Britain is facing imminent war with Germany.

A former Edge Hill University lecturer has released his very first eBook based on a true story from the Second World War.

A. P. Martin. began developing the plot for his new book, Codename Lazarus, when previously unread MI5 documents were released in 2014.

The book is set during Spring of 1938, when Britain is facing imminent war with Germany.

The Secret Service has been penetrated by Nazi agents and the existence of hundreds of British citizens, who are keen to pass information to British enemies.

John King, a young academic, is approached by his Oxbridge mentor to participate in a stunning deception to frustrate Britain’s enemies.

King must learn to survive in a dangerous and lonely ‘no man’s land’, whilst remaining one step ahead of those in hot pursuit.

Adapted from a true story, Codename Lazarus takes the reader on a journey from the dark heart of Hitler’s Germany, across the snowy peaks of Switzerland to the horrors of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz, before reaching a thrilling and decisive conclusion from which none emerge unscathed.

Martin said that Codename Lazarus was a great first novel in his opinion as the true story element makes it easier for himself to write and readers to connect with.

“When I read about the release of a batch of MI5 files by the National Archive in 2014, one of the cases immediately struck me as a great topic for a novel. From then on, even though I was very much adapting the true history to serve the purpose of a cracking story, I tried to use real events and real people wherever possible. I found this to be a very satisfying and effective way to write a first novel.”s

Author: Jenny Kirkham
Twitter: @pj_kirkham
Source: http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk

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