In 1939 Carl Coles, a merchant seaman just out of his teens, docks on the shores of Nova Scotia where he happens upon a young waitress. So begins a love story that will last into an eternity but not before both Coles and that love are tested by Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and his own intelligence community. More
In 1939 Carl Coles, a merchant seaman just out of his teens, docks on the shores of Nova Scotia where he happens upon a young waitress. So begins a love story that will last into an eternity but not before both Coles and that love are tested by Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and his own intelligence community. We follow Carl Coles throughout World War II as he moves up the ranks of the Royal Navy. He shows a clear aptitude for leadership and a strategically thinking mind. Those traits ultimately elevate Carl Coles to the rank of Commander of a secret army of Black Ops and an agent for the fledgling MI6.
We follow the exploits of this naval officer throughout the war and are surprised that his post-war exploits are as thrilling and dangerous as those he endured during the war.
As one critic observed:
"Where do I start with this book? Let’s start at the back with the author page explaining who DC Mahoney is. Mahoney states that this is his first novel. It really can’t be! It is written with all the gloss and finesse of a writer more accomplished than the amateur status that ‘First Novel’ gives you. This is historical fiction at its best, written as if the author himself had lived the story, but it spans a sixty year period of history with effortless aplomb. From the outbreak and subsequent adventures during World War II, the relative infancy of the Secret Intelligence Service that would become MI6, espionage with no technology, the training and creation of the CIA, and the Canadian equivalent, are all included to give even the most avid spy thriller fan something to get their teeth into.
The landscapes of Canada and the war torn descriptions of Dover, the way people just got on with their lives, and the feel Mahoney gives you about war are reminiscent of the stories I grew up listening to at the knee of my Grandfather, the action is exciting and edge of seats stuff yet wholly believable, but it is the characters Mahoney has created that really show this novel off as something more than a war book. I found myself rooting for Carl Coles throughout the book. I cried with him, I laughed with him, I fell in love with him. Maureen, the love of his life, and her commitment to the man she had never even been on a proper date with was romance at its best, and again supported memories of my Grandparents in my mind.
The entire sixty year adventure is worth a read on its own, but with the human elements that DC Mahoney has added to Ageless Spy, this really is a book that I doubt will ever be beaten in its genre." Steve Taylor-Bryant
Come along on this roller coaster ride and see how Carl's and Maureen's lives intertwine in the most amazing love story ever contrived.