The Spanish Civil War has ended. But with World War II raging, Generalísimo Francisco Franco is presented with a fresh temptation: join the Axis powers and drive the British from their stronghold in Gibraltar – the key to the Mediterranean.
Charles Bramall, newly recruited by MI6, is sent to help drive a wedge between Franco and Hitler. He enlists help from two unlikely sources, Isabel Ortega the beautiful, headstrong daughter of a top Spanish official, and Eddy Romero a maverick, half-Spanish Dubliner who fought in the International Brigades and burns with a hatred of the British Empire. The three face impossible odds. Can they overcome their backgrounds, including the legacy of a terrible murder, in time to stop Gibraltar from falling to the Nazis? In this compelling, suspense-filled novel, in which the intrigue comes draped in mystery and betrayal, we are invited into a world where empires collide and Europe’s future hangs in the balance.
About the Author
Walter Ellis has reported for leading British and Irish newspapers from Europe, Asia and the United States. Today, he lives in rural France, where he writes obituaries for ‘The Times’ and comment for the political website ‘reaction.life’. ‘Franco’s Map’ is his second published novel. His first, ‘The Caravaggio Conspiracy’, was a bestseller in Italy.