A soldier and a spy, an officer but not quite a gentleman… Captain Harry Walsh is SOE’s secret weapon.
Loathed by his own commanding officer, haunted by the death of his closest friend and trapped in a loveless marriage, Harry Walsh is close to burn out when he is ordered to assassinate the man behind the ME 163 Komet, Hitler’s miracle jet fighter. If Walsh fails, there is no prospect of allied victory in Europe.
Harry Walsh is ruthless, unorthodox and ungentlemanly. He is about to wreak havoc.
Ungentlemanly Warfare is a rollicking good read, a tense and absorbing WW2 drama, a really excellent espionage thriller.
Obviously well researched the setting comes to full on life around our main protagonist Harry Walsh, a genuinely engaging anti hero who is sent on a dangerously intriguing mission, pulling the reader along with him all the way. Howard Linskey has been a favourite writer of mine for a while and whilst this is a different kind of story, genuinely great writing always drags me right in..
Completely authentic and horrifically realistic with fascinating detail and terrific character depth whilst espionage thrillers are not usually my thing this one really hit the mark.