Night Crossing By Robert Ryan
Book/Novel Author: Robert Ryan
Book/Novel Title: Night Crossing
**Love of country and love for a beautiful woman collide in this gripping World War II story inspired by real events**
In the fall of 1938, a British executive is stabbed to death in an alley off Unter den Linden, Berlins most famous boulevard. Missing from the crime scene and from Ronald Drapers hotel room are the papers of utmost importance that he claimed to be bringing home to England. Inspector Cameron Ross of the Metropolitan Police is sent over to assist in the murder investigation, but his real missionas outlined by his father, Colonel Ross of the Secret Intelligence Serviceis to find out what was in those documents.
Rosss inquiries go nowhere until he meets Ulrike Walter, a beautiful young violinist who knows more than she should. Ulrike may be engaged to a member of the Hitler Youth, but she and the British inspector have a chemistry that cannot be denied. A year later, war is declared and Ulrike flees Germany for England, where she is immediately jailed as an enemy alien. Her only chance for freedom is Cameron Ross, a man torn between his commitment to family and country and his feelings for a woman he hardly knows.
Night Crossing *is the 3rd book in the Secret War Trilogy, which also includes* Early One Morning *and* Blue Noon *.*
Ryan again deftly integrates a love story with thriller material and has patented a method combining invented characters with factual events. *The Sunday Times*
Ryan skilfully blends fact with fiction and writes with such elegance that, if we gave stars, *Night Crossing* would get five. *Time Out London*
### About the Author
Rob Ryan was born in Liverpool. He has written for The Face, Arena, Conde Nast Traveller, Esquire, GQ Magazine and The Sunday Times. He lives in North London with his wife and three children.