After an emotionally and physically traumatic attack on the ship he was on, Lieutenant John Braithwaite is asked to become a field agent for British intelligence. He is sent to Zanzibar to discover the secret of a German ship that has evaded capture while attacking other ships at will. Along the way, he learns about the spy trade and aids his country in the Genesis of Antimony.
Set in World War I, the book does a good job of setting the scene and making the events seem realistic. Both people and objects are described in detail. The plot is easy to understand, and moves along pretty well. There were times that the detailed descriptions got in the way of the plot moving, at least for me.
The biggest problem I had with the book was the foul language that was prevalent throughout the story. I’m chalking that up to the time period and setting, but I have a strong dislike of seeing that in books. I like the story, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I didn’t see all the cuss words in it.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.