With many superb plot twists, The Traitors is a fine introduction to the recurrent themes of Oppenheim's more than 150 published novels and collections.
In this 1902 novel of politics, war, and romance, Russia and Turkey are plotting to take over the peaceful kingdom of Theos. Spying, political intrigue, loyalty and betrayal are all very much in play. The Traitors is another great novel from the master.
EDWARD PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM (1866–1946) was a highly prolific author of mystery and espionage thrillers, an internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with espionage and intrigue. One of Oppenheim's pastimes was to frequent the cafes and restaurants of London, and study the different types of human character. His fellow-writers often wondered when he wrote, for he was never seen at work. He used to spend long hours golfing. Among his best-known works are The Evil Shepherd, The Double Traitor, Stolen Idols, and The Malefactor.