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By: Patrick Robinson

Maidens in the Vale

Pages: 380 Ratings: 4.0
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The Master Submariner has finally surfaced. Patrick Robinson, who wrote a dazzling series of best sellers about submarine warfare (guided by ex-Royal Navy Underwater Chief and Falklands War Battle Group Commander, Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward) has written his first book in five years, Maidens In The Vale.

It’s a page-turning thriller about revenge, murder on an international scale, posing the electrifying modern question - can a young woman be so shockingly abused, that any action she subsequently takes is justified? She’s beautiful, young, expensively educated in England, although Russian by birth and heritage. But her uncle, her mum’s brother, is an ex-KGB assassin. He’s a ‘diplomat’ now, based in London. He and his niece make a fire-proof and vengeful combination - driving international Police Forces almost crazy with frustration.

Robinson’s areas of some expertise include horseracing, boxing, rowing, Special Forces, and military thrillers, including residents of the Lubyanka, Uncle Rudy’s home base in Moscow. He also knows a thing or two about London’s aristocracy (he was once a much-feared writer on the legendary William Hickey Society Column, Daily Express), It’s all woven into this complex story, and it’s marginally held in place by the most unlikely romance - when the Scotland Yard Superintendent is utterly captivated by his possible prime suspect. Meanwhile, his own mother, the daughter of a Scottish Duke, nearly steals the show, as a droll and irreverent matriarch, like Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey. The book will keep you guessing to the very last page, as it deals with a devastating High Court ‘crime’ which dare not speak its name.

Patrick Robinson is a former sports columnist for the London Daily Express. He has written close to 30 books, some sports, some military. Translated into 27 languages, more than 22 best sellers, #1 spots, with two different books, on both the New York Times List, and the London Times List. One of his horse racing books was the official gift of the United States presented to the Queen by President Reagan. He wrote Lone Survivor for Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Sold over 4 million, top of the bestseller list for eight months. Major movie.

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  • Beth

    This is a very well written and interesting book that I think many will enjoy. It may be worth while checking content warnings prior to reading as there are some heavy themes within. However, the plot is very intriguing and keeps you turning pages. The writing is very descriptive, allowing your mind to be fully transported into the world. It's a fast paced tale and I think anyone who likes crime fiction will enjoy.
    I see this author has other published work and I look forward to reading more.

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