A Prince and a Spy

Rory Clements

27 May 2021
496 pages


'Master of the wartime spy thriller' - FINANCIAL TIMES

In the gripping new spy thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Hitler's Secret, a Cambridge spy must unravel a dangerous mystery that goes all the way to the heart of the Third Reich - and the British Monarchy.

Sweden, 1942 - Two old friends meet. They are cousins. One is Prince George, Duke of Kent, brother of the King of England. The other is Prince Philipp von Hessen, a committed Nazi and close friend of Adolf Hitler.

Days later, the Prince George is killed in a plane crash in the north of Scotland. The official story is that it was an accident - but not everyone is convinced.

There is even a suggestion that the Duke's plane was sabotaged, but with no evidence, Cambridge spy Tom Wilde is sent north to discover the truth . . .

Dramatic, intelligent, and brilliantly compelling, A PRINCE AND A SPY is Rory's best WWII thriller yet - perfect for readers of Robert Harris, C J Sansom and Joseph Kanon.

Praise for Rory Clements:

'Political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence' - The Times

'A standout historical novel and spy thriller' - Daily Express

'Enjoyable, bloody and brutish' - Guardian

'A dramatic, twisty thriller' - Daily Mail

'A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists' - Sunday Telegraph
This dramatic, twisty and intelligent thriller is by far the best of the developing series so far, but equally ideal as a standalone... with an all-action, fast-moving, but complex plot.
If clever and dramatic spy thrillers are your genre, then you'll want to pick up a copy of Rory Clements' A Prince and a Spy...an absorbing and intriguing spy story
An outstanding historical adventure . . . An enthralling historical espionage thriller