Friends and Traitors by John Lawton

Friends and Traitors

John Lawton's Inspector Troy novels are regularly singled out as a crime series of exceptional quality, by critics and readers alike. Friends and Traitors is the eighth novel in the series—which can be read in any order—a story of betrayal, espionage, and the dangers of love. London, 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good ser...

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Friends and Traitors Reviews

  • Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)
    Good mixture is espionage fact and fiction. Combining fact with fiction Lawton successfully describes the double life of spy Burgess alongside the fictional Troy.This is my first outing with Troy and as a result will be seeking out the rest of the series.Lawton writes well with knowledge of the peri...
  • Molly
    The plot brings a parade of characters from Troy novels past, and for that reason alone, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone new to the series. It also shows Troy at his least likeable.[***SPOILER ALERT***]The most frustrating part of this mystery is that the resolution hinges on Troy matching a face ...
  • Maine Colonial
    Thanks to the publisher, Atlantic Monthly Press, for providing an advance reading copy, via Netgalley.After a seven-year hiatus, Frederick Troy, head of the Met’s Murder Squad, is finally back in a new tale. In prior series books, John Lawton has given us Troy in action during the Blitz, other ...
  • Monique
    I am not going to summarise the story, because the blurb says it all, literally. Or rather what comes after around 33% of the book, before that there’s a lot of info dumping and a lot of what seemed to me superfluous details about Frederick Troy and his family, and it should have been shortened...
  • Nooilforpacifists
    John Lawton takes 3/4th of a book to get the plot moving, but once it does, the pulse races. ...
  • Mary T
    6 stars! But don't read until you read the other 7 Freddie Troy books....
  • Cathy
    I seem to be making a habit recently of coming in at an advanced stage of a series. As a case in point, Friends and Traitors is book eight in John Lawton’s Inspector Troy series. (However, it’s not quite as bad as a book I’m shortly to read – Prussian Blue by the late lamented Ph...
  • Karen Cole
    Friends and Traitors is the eighth book to feature Frederick Troy but the first I have read. Fortunately the books can be read as standalones although I intend to go back and read the rest of the series now because I suspect that there are recurrent characters whom long term readers enjoy seeing app...
  • George (BuriedInBooks)
    I really enjoyed the first impression so much that I actually gave it the full five stars but unfortunately after that I just couldn’t get into it. I eventually lost interest and DNF’d at page fifty. I didn’t connect to much with the characters after the first few chapters as they fel...

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