The Logan File
By Philip McCutchan
What should have been a simple call from a friend one morning at breakfast turns Hedge’s day into a catapult of fear. Kidnapped and blackmailed before being released is something Hedge was not counting on.
Under threat, the Logan file is reopened. Logan had been a double agent during the war, who had passed on false information to Russia, on behalf of his master, Adolf Hitler. With Logan assumed dead, his file had been closed.
But with evidence of the contrary, Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Shard has no choice but to head to Germany to track the blackmailers and, such is the seriousness of the case, his impossible boss Hedge is also torn from his comfortable Whitehall office and despatched after him – a move Shard greets with less than total enthusiasm.
Desperate to find Logan, Shard and Hedge’s paths across East and West Germany sees a series of mishaps that the Prime Minister refuses to acknowledge … was sending Hedge out on the field such a good idea?
Philip McCutchan began writing in 1956. Prior to this, he joined the Royal Navy on the outbreak of World War Two as an Ordinary Signalman and ended the war as a lieutenant, having served in destroyers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, a battleships battlecruiser, an armed trawler, and an ocean boarding vessel.