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Toby Oliver

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London, The United Kingdom
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Robert Ludlum. John le Carre. Ian Rankin. Ian Fleming. Alan Furst

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October 2013


Toby Oliver was born in London, and since 2007 moved to the countryside of West Sussex with his family in England. For many years he worked as an Administrator in Central London. His first novel Codename Nicolette is based upon the real-life secret work of MI5's Double Cross System who was responsible for controlling turned Nazi agents located in Britain during World War II. His other works include Mission Lisbon - The Double Cross, Dead Man Walking - A Spy Amongst Us and more recently.
His last two novels are set during the Cold War. The Downing Street Plot - an Agent’s Revenge and, Duty & Betrayal, his latest release.
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Excerpt form the Downing Street Plot

I was asked recently if there was a reason why I had written the following:

Spencer stood at the large window of Garvan’s office, gazing out across the river toward Westminster Bridge, thoughtfully watching the handover between sunset and the onset of dusk, it came quickly in winter. The Thames was lapping gunmetal grey against the walls of the embankment; overhead a flock of seagulls were mewing a Read more of this blog post »
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"Just finished Codename Nicolette by Toby Oliver. A great read. Set during WW2 in London, a murder takes place. I have had Toby on my list for a while. So glad I finally got to read him. He has a few more books which I would like to read now as well."
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"London 1944 and the Normandy landings have not long taken place. False information is being fed to the Germans by double agents. A cabinet minister is found murdered and amongst his effects is an intended meeting with an unknown but suspected double " Read more of this review »
Dead Man Walking by Toby Oliver
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book of hard-hitting. The first book which I have read by this author, but will certainly be downloading more.

"Dead man walking" is a nonstop thriller and suspense drama. I wasn’t able to put it down.

A British cabinet mini" Read more of this review »
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