The Captain and the Enemy
Victor Baxter is a young boy when a secretive stranger known simply as "the Captain" brings him from his boarding school to London. Victor becomes the surrogate son and companion of a woman named Liza, who renames him "Jim" and depends on him for any news about the world outside their door. Raised in these odd yet touching circumstances, Jim is never quite sure of Liza's relationship to the Captain, who is often away on mysterious errands. It is not until Jim reaches manhood that he confronts the Captain and learns the shocking truth about the man, his allegiances, and the true nature of love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eamonn12 - LibraryThing
What to say about this book? Not much. It could be seen as a work that would never have been published if some unknown writer had penned it. What a disappointment for those who hold Graham Green in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nandadevi - LibraryThing
Perhaps this is a bit more Greene meets Waugh, it has that kind of a slow train wreck fascination thing going on. But there's a lightness of tone that suggests the possibility of a happy outcome. But ... Read full review