Another humorous adventure about life in a small village in the nineteen fifties.
When Gordon Drake’s old army buddy turns up in Langford Quay, it is the beginning of a new adventure for the Steward and his friends. The community become embroiled in international espionage, despite the best efforts of the British Government and its Secret Services to prevent them. Gordon, Felicity, and their pals thwart foreign agents, uncover a sleeping mole, turn a spy, rescue an MI5 agent, decode secret messages, and capture a high level diplomat. There are new characters – a Lithuanian pastry cook, a librarian with a photographic memory and a six fingered gambler.
When a tolerant but grateful nation shows its appreciation, Gordon is underwhelmed.
About the Author
Derek Hayes writes about the village of Langford Quay on the South coast as if it was a reality. In fact he readily admits it is based on a favourite place of his childhood. He confesses to being a child in the fifties, adding quickly, a very small child. The characters he writes about come from a lifetime of people-watching. He says they are all true to life characters just not necessarily the same life. Derek spent over forty years with the NHS and presently lives in Wiltshire with his wife Jenny.