Tom Wilde Series 3 Books Collection Set By Rory Clements - Fiction - Paperback
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The Tom Wilde Series is a thrilling collection of historical fiction novels by acclaimed author Rory Clements. This three-book collection set includes the first three books in the series: Corpus, Nucleus, and Nemesis.
In Corpus, the first book of the series, readers are transported to the year 1936 and introduced to Tom Wilde, a Cambridge professor and American ex-pat living in England. When a series of murders occur on the grounds of the university, Tom finds himself embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy involving British and German spies. As the body count rises, Tom must use all his intellect and bravery to uncover the truth and stop those responsible before it's too late.
In Nucleus, the second book of the series, Tom Wilde is once again called upon to investigate a dangerous plot. This time, it's 1939 and the threat of war looms over Europe. When a German scientist defects to England, he brings with him a valuable secret that could help Britain win the war. But as Tom and his colleagues work to decipher the secret, they find themselves targeted by a deadly group of Nazi spies who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the information.
Finally, in Nemesis, the third book in the series, Tom Wilde is thrust into the heart of the Cold War. It's 1941, and the Germans are determined to get their hands on a secret weapon that could turn the tide of the war. When Tom's former lover is murdered, he is drawn into a dangerous game of espionage and betrayal that takes him from London to Berlin and beyond. As the stakes get higher, Tom must use all his wits and cunning to stay alive and stop the Germans from achieving their nefarious goals.
Throughout the Tom Wilde Series, readers are treated to a fast-paced and thrilling journey through some of the most turbulent times in modern history. Clements expertly weaves together historical fact and fiction to create a world that feels both realistic and exciting. The characters are well-developed and relatable, with Tom Wilde standing out as a particularly compelling protagonist. He is intelligent, brave, and determined, making him the perfect hero for this series for kids aged 9-14.
The writing in the Tom Wilde Series is top-notch, with Clements demonstrating a mastery of both plot and prose. The stories are tightly plotted and filled with twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. The historical details are also impeccable, transporting readers back in time to a world on the brink of war.
Overall, the Tom Wilde Series is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and espionage thrillers. The three-book collection set is a great way to get started with the series and is sure to provide hours of entertainment and intrigue. Whether you're a fan of spy novels, historical fiction, or just great storytelling, the Tom Wilde Series is not to be missed.
Titles In This Set:
Tom Wilde series books in order:
1936 - Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war.
In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers.
In an exclusive London club, a conspiracy is launched that threatens the very heart of government. When a renowned society couple with fascist leanings are found brutally murdered, a maverick Cambridge professor is drawn into a world of espionage he knows only from history books. The deeper Thomas Wilde delves, the more he finds to link the murders with the girl with the silver syringe - and even more worryingly to the scandal surrounding the Abdication . . .
June 1939. England is partying like there's no tomorrow . . . but the good times won't last. The Nazis have invaded Czechoslovakia, and in Germany, Jewish persecution is widespread, and, closer to home, the IRA has embarked on a bombing campaign.
Perhaps most worryingly of all, in Germany, Otto Hahn has produced man-made fission and an atomic device is now possible. German High Command knows Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory is also close, and when one of the Cavendish's finest brains is murdered, Professor Tom Wilde is drawn into the investigation. In a conspiracy that stretches from Cambridge to Berlin, and from the US to Ireland, can he discover the truth before it's too late?
In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land - but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to ensure his death . . .
On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde discovers his brilliant student Marcus Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to join the International Brigades in Spain, in the Le Vernet concentration camp in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks roll into Poland.
Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia in the Atlantic with many casualties, including Americans, onboard. Goebbels claims Churchill put a bomb in the ship to blame Germany and to lure America into the war.
As the various strands of an international conspiracy begin to unwind, Tom Wilde will find himself in great personal danger. For just who is Marcus Marfield? And where does his loyalty lie?
About the Author:
Rory Clements is a British author who has gained international acclaim for his historical fiction and thriller novels. He was born in 1960 in England and spent much of his childhood in rural Essex. He later attended Cambridge University, where he studied English literature.
After graduation, Clements began his career as a journalist, working for a number of different newspapers and magazines. He covered a wide range of topics, including politics, current events, and culture. During this time, he also began to write fiction, publishing his first novel in 1988.
Clements' early novels were primarily crime fiction, but he later shifted his focus to historical fiction and thrillers. He is perhaps best known for his Tom Wilde Series, which is set in pre-World War II England and features a Cambridge professor who becomes embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy involving British and German spies. The series has been praised for its meticulous attention to historical detail, as well as its compelling characters and fast-paced plot.
Clements is widely regarded as one of the leading writers of historical fiction and thrillers working today. His novels are known for their intricate plots, richly drawn characters, and immersive historical detail. He has been praised for his ability to combine fact and fiction seamlessly, bringing historical periods to life in a way that is both entertaining and educational.
Overall, Rory Clements is a talented and versatile writer whose work has earned him a devoted following around the world. He is known for his ability to transport readers to different historical periods and create thrilling stories that keep them on the edge of their seats. With a career spanning more than three decades, Clements shows no signs of slowing down and continues to be a major force in the world of historical fiction and thrillers.
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