Ways of the World : James Maxted Thrillers

  • by Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: James Maxted Thrillers
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fell from the roof. His sons Max and Ashley are sent to Paris to collect the body, and it quickly becomes clear that the theory the French police have put forward is flawed. But since the murder of a diplomat could be disastrous for the peace conference, no one is keen to ask questions - except Max.
What begins as an innocent inquiry into his father's death soon leads Max into a dangerous world of secret allegiances, international espionage, and people double-crossing each other at the highest levels of government. How far is he willing to go to discover the truth about the death of a father he barely knew? And how much will the authorities - and others - let him find out before threatening Max's own life?


What the Critics Say

"Robert Goddard is the master of complex, tricky thrillers that dazzle with surprises…. Another stellar performance." (Sydney Morning Herald)
"Dashed good yarn-spanning…. The action is insistent and often deadly." (Toronto Star)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Ways of the world without end

This book has no ending. It leaves one with the feeling that one is listening to a superman serial. After 12 hours you would think the author could come up with some sort of ending. But, no he just stops BEWARE!
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- Charleen

Good quality book

A book I partially read and listened to as an audio book, which I think it benefitted from. Like many a good book, this one takes a while in getting going, but it's part of the character build up. I would have preferred the book to have been shorter and perhaps could have benefitted from a bit of trimming, but many other reasons might prefer it this way. The ending of the book acts as an introduction to the next one in this series.
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- Jan Heart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2015
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books