Out of Mecklenburg: The Unwilling Spy
Berlin, 1941. Carl von Menen is twenty-eight years old, a rising star at the German Foreign Office. He leads a duplicitous and dangerous life: he abhors the Nazis but has to work amongst them. When von Menen is assigned to Buenos Aires to keep a watchful eye on the emerging United Officers Group, he is sucked into a cauldron of treachery, deceit and revolution.
I’ve always been fascinated by events that happened in Berlin and Buenos Aires during the Second World War, and spent over ten years researching Out of Mecklenburg: The Unwilling Spy, walking the same streets that Carl von Menen would have walked. Although all the events are fictional, the adventures of Carl von Menen could well have happened. We will never know how many unwilling spies there were in 1940s Berlin and Buenos Aires, but they certainly existed.
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By Samborombón Bay: The Hunt for Carl von Menen
Forty years after German Foreign Office diplomat Carl von Menen disappeared in Argentina, former British secret agent Richard Blandy is tasked with finding him. Can Blandy uncover the truth about the events of 1945? And whatever happened to the half-tonne of gold von Menen took with him?
Click here to order your copy or on the image below to read the first chapter for free. You may also detect that his book has been partly informed by my own background, but I can’t reveal where fact ends and fiction begins…