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Closed Circle I read my first Robert Goddard novel last year after taking a chance on Sight Unseen as part of a 3 for 5 offer not that it s much of a gamble at that bargain price What a great decision that turned out to be Closed Circle is my 8th and fortunately I ve quite a few left to go at.Goddard writes a particular type of book that blends several genres including historical fiction which may or may not be in the form of flashbacks , mystery, romance, crime and thriller to name a few He has an excellent command of the English language and an incredible imagination.Closed Circle is set in 1931 and as always Goddard makes the reader believe that he was there The tale is told by Guy, who along with his partner in crime Max has lived a life of deceipt in order to con people out of their money Whilst escaping a scandal in America, they meet heiress Diana and her mother on the cruise ship carrying them home to England Guy and Max sense money to be made but of course things don t quite turn out as Targeting the beautiful daughter of a wealthy munitions dealer in the hopes of receiving a payoff from her father, scam artists Guy Horton and Max Wingate find their plan upset when Max really falls in love.I ve started to notice a reoccurring theme in Robert Goddard s books A theme that provides for a fascinating, intriguing story with an array of believable characters with all too human qualities They aren t always good guys but most have some redeeming qualities The crimes committed in the past always come back to haunt the protagonists in the present The Closed Circle was no exceptionbut what a story Goddard is a ma I skipped way too far ahead in the Goddard chronology with Long Time Coming, so I m glad to be back on track with this one Not that it matters what order you read his books in, since they don t trace the brilliant career of only one main detective special agent little old lady with knife sharp intuition Goddard gives us someone new every time, and this time it s a bad guy with a good heart I took a liking to Guy Horton.As a dirty rotten scoundrel, he s besties with partner in crime Max Wingate, but as our narrator, Guy confides freely in us than in anyone else In fact, for a professional liar, he s probably the most honest of Goddard s narrators The book s action lives up to its synopsis boys meet girl Diana Charnwood, eligible heiress , one boy loses heart to girl, other boy has to fight for life and limb in one escapade after another Fun for all In case you re thinking, Yeah, yeah, I know where it goes from there, I should tell you it doesn t necessarily As our anti hero disentangles himself from each web of lies, the story arc may well bend in a wa Targeting the beautiful daughter of a wealthy munitions dealer in the hopes of receiving a payoff from her father, scam artists Guy Horton and Max Wingate find their plan upset when Max really falls in love.I ve started to notice a reoccurring theme in Robert Goddard s books A theme that provides for a fascinating, intriguing story with an array of believable characters with all too human qualities They aren t always good guys but most have some redeeming qualities The crimes committed in the past always come back to haunt the protagonists in the present The Closed Circle was no exceptionbut what a story Goddard is a master story teller and writes in such beautiful prose The story sees our heroGuy stumbl ah, goddard, master storyteller he did it again Strong characters with solid backgrounds, a fluent narrative, combination of a love history thriller novel never dissapoints The cover of this book led me to believe that it was set on a transatlantic liner , but that part of it was very small Regardless of this I found the book to be a very good read, as I expected from this author The main characters were not at all likable, and the plot was a stretch of the believable, but it was excellent So many emotions were This is the continuation of my quest to read all of Robert Goddard s books in chronological order.Flawed protagonist checkMulti twisted plot checkMany layers of unraveling the solution checkMaintain interest on the part of reader checkKeep reader guessing check, although sometimes things were clearly going to happen, but how, we didn t know.Interesting historical background check this time, 1931, with the Great Depression unraveling the UK government I now want to learn about the details of this particular part of history, not least because I see many parallels in today s recession depression Also, the beginnings of WW1.As usual, Goddard sucked me in, despite his use of what feels like There are few things as good as Goddard novel to sink your teeth into during a holiday, especially after an unsatisfactory reading holiday such as the one I just had When you are looking for dependably enthralling, Goddard is your best bet Because even when he adds one twist too far, or less than satisfactory explanations, the pace of his writing remains perfect This one has all the great characters and historical twists to qualify as one of his stronger novels Partez En Croisi Re Avec Le Ma Tre Du Polar Anglais.1931 Guy Et Max, Deux V T Rans De La Premi Re Guerre Mondiale, Quittent New York Bord Du Transatlantique Empress Of Britain Dans Les Luxueuses Cabines De Premi Re Classe, Ils Font La Connaissance De La Tr S Anglaise Miss Charnwood, Et De Sa Ni Ce, Diana Celle Ci Est Non Seulement Ravissante, Mais Galement L Unique H Riti Re Du Richissime Financier International Fabian Charnwood Les Deux Hommes Entreprennent De La S Duire Afin De Mettre La Main Sur Une Partie De Sa Fortune Alors Que Leur Op Ration Semble Sur Le Point De R Ussir, Un Meurtre Vient Soudain Mettre Un Terme Tous Leurs Espoirs Et Les Plonger Dans Une Spirale Infernale Robert Goddard Nous Offre, Une Fois Encore, Un Roman Captivant O Histoire Et M Lodrame Se Conjuguent Merveille Au Fil D Une Intrigue Passionnante De Londres Venise, Cette Incursion Dans Le Monde De La Haute Finance De L Entre Deux Guerres, Et Son Implication Dans Les Affaires De L Poque, Est Un V Ritable Voyage En Premi Re Classe Pour Les Amateurs De Polars Anglais. Some of Robert Goddard s books are among my all time favourites, others are real turkeys and it s impossible to tell the difference without investing a deal of time in the thing This is one of the turkeys, imho In his defence, they are all different He s not a theme author.

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