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MacKenzie, Kenneth, The Refuge

A page-turning thriller. Its central question is not who murdered the beautiful emigre from war-torn Europe, but how and why?
Late at night Lloyd Fitzherbert, police reporter with the Sydney Gazette, is called for a meeting at the morgue. A body has been found in the harbor. Irma, a beautiful young woman who fled persecution in Nazi Europe, is dead. She was Fitzherbert's lover. And though the police don't know it yet, he was her killer. Gripping and atmospheric, The Refuge is a murderer's confession—a tale of wartime Sydney with its paranoia about communism and spies.