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  • ISBN: 1441721266
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Robin Sachs,Mark Mills
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged library edition (February 2, 2010)
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  • Rating: 4.6
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The sense of immediacy Mark Mills brings to The Information Officer is so intense that this breathtaking novel reads more like a. .A very enjoyable book - I actually did the "book on tape' route; it was superbly read by Robin Sachs.

The sense of immediacy Mark Mills brings to The Information Officer is so intense that this breathtaking novel reads more like a memoir than a wartime thriller. A lush, romantic thriller, skillfully crafted by master stylist Mark Mills.

One of the murdered girls is found with a shoulder tab insignia from an officer on the submarine Upstanding, and this turns out to be a valuable clue.

The Germans and the Italians were keen to destroy its military capability, lying as it is strategically between Sicily and North Africa. One of the murdered girls is found with a shoulder tab insignia from an officer on the submarine Upstanding, and this turns out to be a valuable clue. Max's torrid love affair with Mitzi who is married to the sub's captain is an important plot element.

The Information Officer book. Investigation Mark Mills' books always provide a captivating murder mystery with surprises and intrigue weaved throughout a good plot. Mark Mills's bestselling novels Amagansett and The Savage. The Information Officer is based on Malta during the Second World War and the central character is the information officer, Max Chadwick. Max's job is to maintain the flow of information to the Islanders as they defend against German military action. With an invasion imminent, the murders of local women cause alarm and concern that one of their own is responsible.

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The Information Officer is a work of fiction. The information officer: a novel, Mark Mills. Other Books by this Author. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-58836-91.

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Mark Mills is the author of The Savage Garden, a bestseller in the United Kingdom, and Amagansett, which was published in a dozen countries and received the John Creasy Memorial Dagger Award. A graduate of Cambridge University, he lives in Oxford with his wife and their two children.

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Mark Mills's bestselling novels Amagansett and The Savage Garden have won him widespread acclaim for his singular brand of suspense. Weaving a haunting and atmospheric historical backdrop with a tense plot of murder and an unforgettable love story, he delivers another riveting tale in The Information Officer.Summer 1942: Malta, a small windswept island in the Mediterranean, has become the most bombed patch of earth on the planet, worse even than London during the Blitz. The Maltese, a fiercely independent people, withstand the relentless Axis air raids.Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the population's fragile esprit de corps. This is all, besides a few broken-down fighter planes, that stands in the face of Nazi occupation and perhaps even victory—for Malta is the stepping-stone the Germans need between Europe and North Africa.When Max learns of the brutal murder of a young island woman—along with evidence that the crime was committed by a British officer—he knows that the Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered. As the clock ticks down toward all-out invasion, Max must investigate the murder—beyond the gaze of his superiors, friends, and even the woman he loves.Filled with remarkably poignant and atmospheric details of life under siege, and indelible characters who live and breathe, The Information Officer is a taut, transporting thriller—an enthralling novel told with exceptional skill and style.
Reviews about The Information Officer: A Novel (Library Edition) (7):
BOND
The opening of the book starts with a mystery encounter between two unnamed men in a bar implying some significant events occurring in Malta during WWII. The book then falls back to that time to reveal the story. Max Chadwick is the British information officer on the island, trying to keep up the morale and support of the locals while they are being heavily bombed by both the Germans and the Italians. To complicate matters, his friend, a British doctor, shows him a body of a "sherry queen" (dance hall girl) who has suspicious wounds and the insignia from an British officer's uniform gripped in her hand. At first torn about the discovery, he decides to dig into the mystery and finds that two other girls have died with potentially suspicious circumstances. He begins to wonder whom he can trust, and must also deal with the fallout from an affair with an officer's wife and a potential love interest with a local woman/news writer. There is also evidence of a possible German spy on the island. It is unclear if Max can put all of the pieces together before it is too late.

I do agree to a certain extent with the reviewers that commented on the author trying to cram multiple genre/storylines into one novel. At times, the romance/spy/murder mystery story lines get in each other's way. while intriguing at times, this was a much less cohesive novel than his book "The Savage Garden".
Vudomuro
In "The Information Officer" by Mark Mills the setting is the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta in 1942 at the height of World War II. It was a British crown colony that was bombed with more explosive tonnage than London itself. The Germans and the Italians were keen to destroy its military capability, lying as it is strategically between Sicily and North Africa. The Maltese were a courageous people standing by the British who were protecting them but also furthering their own war interests by making the island a bastion.
Major Max Chadwick is the military's information officer who gets some news that may be potentially devastating to the British. He learns that a British officer is a serial killer who has murdered at least three Maltese women. If this became general knowledge among the Maltese, they could lose faith in their British occupiers. A truism quoted is "A lie can makes its way halfway round the world before the truth has a chance to put its boots on."
One of the murdered girls is found with a shoulder tab insignia from an officer on the submarine Upstanding, and this turns out to be a valuable clue. Max's torrid love affair with Mitzi who is married to the sub's captain is an important plot element.
The picture that Mills paints of the air attacks against the island is brilliantly done. The descriptions of the air raids, the pluck and courage of the Spitfire pilots and the general atmosphere of a place under relentless siege - these are all depicted with great skill. What may disappoint readers is the conclusion of the book when melodrama takes hold and the author's explanations and denouement are off-the-wall and incredulous. I shook my head when I got to the end.
Mills uses alternating chapters in which the killer writes at great length in a journal. I became confused as various characters came on the scene, and the book's plot became less convincing and more complex.
The author knows Malta and is not only able to recreate the wartime horrors of the little island but also to convey its charm. Unfortunately Mills belongs to the plotting school where more plot and murkier plot strands are better than fewer ones.
Vudozilkree
Mark Mills has such a wonderful, atmospheric writing style. The Savage Garden made Tuscany come alive, and the Information Officer made me feel as if I was on Malta during WWII. I hate to say this is a murder mystery because its much more entertaining than that. It is also about espionage, loyalty (to people and country), and just a darn good read. THe story starts when a girl is found raped and murdered and a doctor in the local hospital brings it to his best friend's attention. His friend happens to be the British information officer on the island, and the girl was found clutching the shoulder tab belonging to a British officer on a submarine currently docked on the island and due to set off in a few days. There's also the fact that the commanding officer of the submarine is married to the woman the information officer had been having an affair with. The story twists and turns from there, sometimes quite funny, other times tragic. THe only "twist" I found to be trite is the revelation towards the end from the woman to the information officer..not to spoil the story, but its kinda silly and predictable. The rest of the story will keep you reading, happily engrossed, until its conclusion!
Beardana
An engaging detective story set in the midst of the horrific bombing of the island of Malta during the early years of WW II. A time when the chances for survival were at best 50-50. The grim details of life at that time and the geography of Malta are well portrayed. However, the plot is not unusual and was much like trying to figure out whether the murder was committed by Mrs Peacock with the wrench or Col Mustard with the candlestick. The dialogue as the central character moved from one person to the next as he tried to discern answers, seemed trivial. Nevertheless, the final act when suddenly everything fell in to place was compelling and satisfying. A good read for an overseas flight or a long week-end at the beach or the lake.

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