Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: The Dark Clouds Shining by David Downing

Book Recommendation: The Dark Clouds Shining by David Downing

Book Recommendation: The Dark Clouds Shining by David Downing

 

The Dark Clouds Shining (2018) is the fourth and final novel in the World War I series featuring Jack McColl by British author David Downing. I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list.

Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.

 

Books by David Downing

 

Goodreads Review of The Dark Clouds Shining

"In the fourth and final installment of David Downing's World War I spy series, Jack McColl is sent to Soviet Russia to thwart an assassination—an espionage assignment that might as well be a suicide mission, and which will pit him against his own lost love.

London, 1921: Ex-Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving a trumped-up sentence. McColl has been embittered by the Great War; he feels betrayed by the country that had sent so many young men to die needlessly. He can’t stomach spying for the British Empire anymore. He’s also heartbroken: the love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, parted ways with him three years earlier so she could devote her life to the Communist revolution in Moscow.

Then his former Secret Service boss offers McColl the chance to escape his jail sentence—if he takes a dangerous and unofficial assignment in Russia, where McColl is already a wanted man. He would be spying on other spies, sniffing out the truth about MI5 meddling in a high-profile assassination plot. The target is someone McColl cares about and respects—and the MI5 agent involved is someone he loathes.

With the knowledge that he is probably walking into a death trap, McColl sets out for Moscow, the scene of his last heartbreak. Little does he know that his mission will throw him back into Caitlin Hanley's life—or that her husband will be one of the men he is trying to hunt down."

 

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Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,

Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3037
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • May 07 2018 05:53PM

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Thanks for the recommendation, Roy.  I have not read any of his books.  Maybe this will be the first.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Good mornng Roy. You are the king of fiction reading. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoy a good book or two this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

thanks for the suggestions - looking forward to finishing my Walter Isaacson book on Leonardo! Then I can read something else

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 5 months ago

Real intrique is waiting in this book. I would love to get a copy and read it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 5 months ago

Thank you for the book recommendation. I love the dahlia. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Roy,

A very intriguing plot you shared with us.  What caught my attention is the dahlia you shared with us.  What a beauty.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Sounds like another good book for those who love intrigue served up with their reading.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

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