The Corners of the Globe

The Corners of the Globe

Robert Goddard / Jan 23, 2020

The Corners of the Globe Spring James Max Maxted former Great War flying ace returns to the trail of murder treachery and half buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World He left Paris after avenging the mu

  • Title: The Corners of the Globe
  • Author: Robert Goddard
  • ISBN: 9780552167062
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spring, 1919 James Max Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post war peace conference But he was convinced there was much to be dSpring, 1919 James Max Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post war peace conference But he was convinced there was much to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of it.Now, enlisted under false colours in Lemmer s service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service, Max sets out on his first and possibly last mission for Lemmer It takes him to the far north of Scotland to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow, its fate to be decided at the conference table in Paris Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south, towards London, with information that could destroy Lemmer if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it

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        In a writing career spanning than twenty years, Robert Goddard s novels have been described in many different ways mystery, thriller, crime, even historical romance He is the master of the plot twist, a compelling and engrossing storyteller and one of the best known advocates for the traditional virtues of pace, plot and narrative drive.


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    1. Description: Spring, 1919. James ‘Max’ Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half-buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace conference. But he was convinced there was more – much more – to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish. And he suspected elusive German spymaster [...]


    2. The second installment of Robert Goddard’s worldwide trilogy, THE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE is a first rate sequel to THE WAYS OF THE WORLD. The main character James Maxted, better known as “Max” continues his quest to discredit the idea that his father, Sir Henry, a British diplomat attached to the English delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 had committed suicide. To avoid rehashing the details of the events surrounding the death of Sir Henry, the machinations that ensued involvin [...]


    3. I was delighted to receive this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm a huge fan of Robert Goddard, in fact I have a shelf dedicated to his books so I did a little dance of joy around the kitchen when I was approved. This was short-lasted, however, as I found the book hard to get into. i'm not sure if it was the political nature of the story or the myriad of characters that I found hard to keep up with but this book wasn't easy to read and I had to keep going back to find out [...]


    4. Fool me once. so the first book was good enough that the surpise at the end about the mystery extending to the next book was acceptable. About a third of the way into this next book however, I started to wonder about the pacing and meandering strands so I flipped to the end and lo and behold - "Continued" appeared there so - not fooling me twice - I did not finish it. To be fair, if this period is a favourite and the politics is of interest, the level of detail that extends a fairly good mystery [...]


    5. A thoroughly enjoyable second part to the story! With the end of part 2, I can only be thankful that I also have book 3 on hand to commence reading.


    6. There are parts of The Corners of the Globe which are good and parts which trundle along in a very samey sort of way. It has several POVs which can get confusing, as by the time you're back round to an earlier POV, so much has happened in between with the others, you've forgotten what happened last time. There is a large cast of characters, some with similar/foreign/unfamiliar names which doesn't help, either!This to me, is a bit like an author who has the option of many different ways that his [...]


    7. Having recently read The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard I was so angry that the book ended mid story, I didn’t plan to continue. However I received The Corners of the Globe (book 2) in the mail and I decided to give it a go. I started reading and got a few chapters in before I remember the rage I had for the first one. I didn’t want to go through that again, so I flipped to the end of the book. There it was, the words ‘To be concluded’, and I abandoned the book on the spot.Maybe I w [...]


    8. I don't mind reading trilogies as long as there is a good reason for spreading a story over three books but I didn't feel that this book was anything more than padding. Although I will read the final book in due course (I hate giving up), I've got to the point where I'm not sure I care whether Max ever finds out who murdered his father or why. Despite the glamour of having been a WW1 flyer (one is led to believe that he was probably a fighter ace as well) he strikes me as being ridiculously stup [...]


    9. An interesting look at a time that has not received a lot of attention, immediately post-Armistice and before the signing of the treaty of Versailles. The world is exhausted but still has the brink of way in the air. Goddard can always be relied upon for atmosphere that draws you in and fails to release, as well as a complicated plot that keeps you guessing to the end. Both of those elements are present in this book, however by the end the reader has to be left wondering if it has gotten too com [...]


    10. I liked the first book, but this story gets stuck in the mud of an implausible plot around Farngold and Lemmer, who only feature as shadowy figures causing ( or may have caused) mayhem with no reason given. Then to find we have to wait until July 2015 for the last part of the trilogy is stretching the reader too much. Better to have issued them closer together so we could get a better feel for the plot. I like Goddard's writing style but this is too protracted. Suggest Robert reads Ian Fleming o [...]


    11. There were just too many plot threads and characters for me. Maybe if I had read the first novel in the trilogy it would have been less confusing, but I found it to be a bit muddled. In addition, if you dislike cliff-hangers, don't read this unless you have the third one on hand--it doesn't just end without resolving some source of suspense, it literally ends in the middle of a sentence. That's just annoying! Anyway, it was pretty good, but not great.Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for pro [...]


    12. I read first in trilogy and though only ok thought second would reveal things. Well 500 wasted pages. Third will stay in shop !!


    13. Very entertaining but knowing the story would be continued in the next volume detracts from a feeling of "completeness" at the end.



    14. I tried. I really tried. But he lost me from the beginning! Half of it was confusing, the rest was just annoying I almost made it to the end before I gave up


    15. mayhem, betrayal, double cross. 1919 - it is as though the war has never ended max has now turned double agent, working for the german spy master lemmer, in an attempt to find the truth about his father's murder he gains possession of a secret document but the information that it contains is so explosive that max is forced to break cover pursued by enemies determined to recover it at any cost from scotland to the south of france with paris in between where all the countries r engaged in a peace [...]


    16. Six-word review, "Began with enthusiasm, ended in boredom."The first book in The Wide World Trilogy motivated me to read book 2. Book 2 motivated me to pass on Book 3.Taking place during the Versailles Treaty negotiations, the basic plot is that James Maxted's Father is murdered in Book 1 and James goes undercover to hook up with Fritz Lemmer, a famous German spy. This volume follows James and others he is connected to as they try to corner Lemmer.There is also a sub-plot involving the Japanese [...]


    17. Three weeks of reading this turgid, unthrilling thriller - only to end on a cliff hanger. Robert Goddard is taking the piss. What should have been an interesting thriller set against the Versailles Treaty negotiations is just a pot boiler of the Dennis Wheatley stamp. Wheatley did this kind of thing far bettter in the Duc de Richelieu series. There is no sense of the historical significance of 1919 and the shadow of the Russian Revolution. So the May Day French general strike is just an inconven [...]


    18. What a shock! Robert Goddard is [was?] a favourite of mine: intricate plots, interesting contexts, sympathetic - or at least intriguing - characters, easy dialogue. Here, however: wooden, wooden, wooden in each of the above. What happened?



    19. Gripping, page-turnery tosh, but boooooo to the huge cliffhanger ending, it doesn't end it just stops. Book 3 on order.


    20. I enjoyed the book, but I feel that all books on a series need to stand on their own. The first one did. This one dies not



    21. 'The Corners of the Globe' is the second in Robert Goddard’s ’The Wide World’ trilogy and it definitely shows all the signs of a master of the genre at work.I think I was perhaps fortunate to read this coming off the back of another mid-series masterwork (too many ‘master’s there - Grammar Ed), ’The Bone Tree,' by Greg Iles. I'm actually not quite sure how that works or even if it matters, but it felt like a hell of a good period to be a reader while I was on the go with those two an [...]


    22. Spring, 1919, James 'Max' Maxted, is a former Great War flying ace, he returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half - buried secrets he set out on in the first book of this series The Ways of the World. He has left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace conference. But he is convinced there is more , so much more to it all and in order for it to be discovered he has to fight harder than ever before.As [...]


    23. With the reckless courage which made him such an effective pilot in World War One, Max would be at a loose end if he had not become obsessed with the need to discover the reason for the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, which he spent the first part of this trilogy proving was no suicide in Paris. Volume 2 finds Max passing himself off as a secret agent of the ruthless German spymaster Lemmer, as a means of somehow extracting the answer to the mystery which he believes only Lemmer holds. M [...]


    24. Compelling! I read until 5:30 a.m. and picked it up around 10 a.m. after a few hours of sleep. The short chapters push you to just "read one more." There are many times when the characters are saved from disaster in some rather unbelievable ways, but that just adds to the momentum. You MUST read the first book before reading this. I read it a while ago and was kind of lost for a while. The characters and their present and historical ties are mysterious and hidden - but there are clues if you rea [...]


    25. This is the 25th Robert Goddard book I've read, in chronological order. This one's the most recent one that's in print, but there are more to comeThis one's the second in a trilogy. As I mentioned in my review of the previous book, /review/show , it continues on from that book. While the previous book was merely OK, for a Robert Goddard book, this one really improves a lot! It's a multidimensional thriller, with echoes (at the start) of John Buchan's The 39 Steps, along with many comparisons wit [...]


    26. I don´t usually read this kind of book, but felt I needed some light reading and picked up this book from the library.Previously long ago, I´d read some thrilling books by this author, but didn´t find this one particularly exciting. It was also Volume 2 in a series, so I should have read Volume 1 instead, but it wasn´t available.The story is set at the end of the First World War. The action begins in the Orkney Islands, in the North of Scotland, where we meet the protagonist, Max, who is app [...]


    27. I was desperate to get hold of this book as soon as I put down the Ways of the World (#1) but I tried to wait till the paperback came out. When I was looking for a read for my holiday in Orkney I found the book on the library shelf and thought yep - right time, right place.The story starts on Orkney - in Kirkwall and Stromness - and so I played "spot the location" and found them all. What a great advert for a short break in that most amazing of island groups. The German fleet are at anchor waiti [...]


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