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The Pawns Count

By: E.Phillips Oppenheim
Published By: Double9 Books
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During World War 1, English officer John Lutchester was injured. He is employed by the Secret Service as an "inspector of explosives". He is meeting a scientist in a club/restaurant in London when the scientist is kidnapped and the recipe for a potent new explosive is taken. Pamela Van Teyl, a wealthy American girl who does enigmatic tasks for her country, frequents the same eatery. Baron Sunyea, the Japanese envoy, and Mr. Fischer, a German American millionaire, are also in attendance. In addition to seeking secrets, the soldiers also seek love. In this book, the action takes place in the spring of 1916. Germany is doing everything it can to maintain US neutrality and prevent them from joining the conflict. Japan is viewed as a future force that may oppose or aid Germany's aspirations for world dominance. In the story, German American merchants scheme to keep America neutral or undermine its capacity to aid the English and the French. American lawmakers are bought off, and industries are set on fire. The narrative makes extensive use of the Battle of Jutland, which occurred at the end of May 1916. While the war was still raging in Europe, the book was released in March 1918.

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E.Phillips Oppenheim

Phillips Oppenheim was born on October 22, 1866, in Tohhenham, London, England, to Henrietta Susannah Temperley Budd and Edward John Oppenheim, a leather retailer. After leaving school at age 17, he helped his father in his leather business and used to write in his extra time. His first novel, Expiration (1886), and subsequent thrillers piqued the interest of a wealthy New York businessman who eventually bought out the leather business and made Oppenheim a high-paid director.He is more focused on dedicating most of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, numbering more than 150, were about humans with modern heroes, fearless spies, and stylish noblemen. The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920) are three of his most famous essays.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 236 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357277013
  • ISBN-13: 9789357277013
  • Item Weight: 283.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Drama / General