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The Information Officer by Mark Mills
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Jan 26, 2010

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What makes this book so compelling is how well Mills has researched his location, Malta, the only Allied held island in the Mediterranean. The plot involves a murder mystery that involves a psychotic serial killer who is also an agent for the Germans who are threatening to invade this vulnerable place. Historically, Malta has the dubious distinction of being the most bombed patch of earth up to that point. The characterizations are serviceable, if not particularly original. But that is one of the problems of writing about a time in history that has been mined time and time again. I did find that using the Internet enhanced the experience since I am not familiar with Malta, its topography which is quite unique. There are also many photographs taken during 1942, illustrating events referred to in the text.

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