In the second thriller in Robert Goddard’s skillfully plotted World War I-era series, The Corners of the Globe
, Max is sent on his first mission for legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer—the man who claims responsibility for the murder of Max’s father. But as Max travels to Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands to collect a mysterious gray file from a German navy captain, he must keep his true allegiances in mind. Meanwhile, in Paris, Max’s trusty sidekick and friend Sam Twentyman has been promoted to chief mechanic for the British diplomatic fleet of cars. All is going well until he receives warning that a nefarious element in the Japanese delegation is stirring up trouble—and has reason to believe Sam can help him get what he wants.
With the Germans about to enter the Paris peace negotiations, the need for reconciliation among nations is greater than ever. But there is one secret so explosive that it threatens to endanger the whole treaty, and Max, playing a double-game, is intent on finding out what it is.