Filled with real life figures and events, Moravec's War is a soon to be released series of trilogies (three series of three - all of which can be read in any order) that weaves fact with fiction to bring to life an intriguing tale set in a bygone era.
Based upon the true story of the interwoven lives of three of history’s spymasters; Czech Spymaster Frantisek Moravec; Harold "Gibby" Gibson of MI6; and Gestapo Chief and Head of SD (Nazi Intelligence) SS Obergruppenführer Reinhardt Heydrich, the novels are set around the globe, in Prague and Paris, Moscow, Rome, Berlin, China, Warsaw, and Japan, as well as in Munich, Riga, London, Washington D.C. and New York.
The first trilogy is entitled "The Schoolmaster Spy" and spans the years 1930 to 1934. (Metamorphosis, 1930-1932; Power, 1933; Redemption, 1934)
The second series, "Requiem for the Living", covers the political and espionage machinations of 1935 to 1938 that led up to the Second World War.(The Spitfire Spy, 1935; Ministry of Fear, 1936-1937; Churchill's Private War, 1938)
The third trilogy, "The Butcher of Prague", is set between 1939 and 1942; (The Wisemen of Prague, 1939-40; The Night & The Fog, 1941; And a Kiss From Berlin, 1942) in which Moravec and Heydrich have a final, tumultuous end to the private war that grows between them as the series progresses.
At the end of each novel is a special section entitled "History as Spy Master of Us All"* - where the facts of the story are set out against the fiction and the historical issues of wartime life and the choices it fosters upon humanity which are raised within the novels are discussed.
I hope you enjoy reading and living within these pages as much as I enjoy researching and writing these novels; an experience which has proven to me time and again that fact is not only stranger than fiction, but the actual historical aspects of these stories are more curious, frightening and certainly are more rewarding than any novelist could ever imagine.
I look forward to our journey together.
(*The term "History as Spy Master" is borrowed from a review by John LeCarre of the wonderful novel, "The Year is '42'" by Nella Bielski). Click below to see the Guardian Review that calls this wonderful novel "Spell-Binding".)