A brilliant spy story! Desmond Cory set the standard for spy novels. Johnny Fedora is a spy of the highest caliber with wit, intelligence, and charm. In “Dead Man Falling”, the 3rd in the Johnny Fedora series, Johnny is traveling to Austria with Marie-Andree. Posing as newlyweds they check into an inn in a very small village known primarily for the mountain climbing opportunities in the area. Fedora is not a mountain climber. He’s on the trail of a cache of diamonds hidden by the Nazis somewhere in the vicinity of the village. But Johnny’s not the only one looking for the diamonds; the question is who will get to them first, and who will die trying.
Keep your wits about you because this is a twisty story where nobody is who they claim to be. I was on the edge of my seat (literally) throughout this book. If you enjoy spy stories along the lines of James Bond, then you will love this one. This is one of the best books I’ve read this year.