Review - Our Man in Munich by AM Sardar
By Carmen, 8 October 2022
Year Published: 2022
Genre: Crime, Suspense
MUNICH, GERMANY, 1914.
Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant polymath, and her former companion Dr Watan, an Indian doctor, are reconciled and engage in their most complex and daunting case.
Europe, the Summer of 1914: In the shadow of a looming conflict, Charlotte and her brother Branwell, together with their families, undertake the Grand Bavarian tour.
Unbeknownst to her, Branwell is on a secret mission for the British Foreign Office to find and expatriate a British industrial spy. However, complications arise when the German secret police track down the spy and Branwell is forced to enlist the help of his wife Becky.
Fear grips Europe as high-ranking officials are assassinated, attacked by a mysterious wolf-like creature, and the perplexed authorities turn to Charlotte and Watan to help solve the mystery.
Our heroes cross swords with a new adversary, a brilliant scientist engaged in human experiments designed to create a superweapon for the coming war.
A baffling case hides a deadly secret, the corruption of innocent at the expense of their sanity; can Charlotte survive her most perplexing case?
About the Author:
Dr Asif M Sardar was born in the Punjab in Pakistan, emigrated to England as a small child and grew up in the Midlands in Birmingham.
He originally worked as a Medical Research Scientist before cross-training to work as an IT Consultant, initially with the British Ministry of Defence and then the Japanese IT company Fujitsu.
He enjoys reading a wide range of contemporary literature, is a keen student of cinema and his favorite director is Howard Hawks and favorite actor is Clint Eastwood.
His comic heroes are the Marx brothers, especially Groucho, the late Irish comic Spike Milligan, and Monty Python. In addition he is also an avid comic book reader and collector with a deep and trivial knowledge of the Marvel universe; he has referenced these influences and interests in his writings.
His first book "Colin Thorson Teenage Superhero" was published in April 2012 and he has continued to write books in a variety of genres, usually with a humorous flavour.
Connect with the Author:
Twitter: AM Sardar Twitter
Author Website: AM Sardar Author Website
Buy the Book:
Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link
My Take on the Book:
This was an interesting read – though there were moments that felt a little bit like filler, also where this book could have been shortened a small bit if the pace had been slightly faster.
There seem to be two story-lines in this book – though they do end up converging towards the end of it. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book I’ve read by this author – and will definitely read more of his books in the future.