by A. L. Sowards

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France, 1944: Nobody expects Peter Eddy to survive his first commando mission—to retrieve a code book stolen by the Nazis—so when he does come back alive, his success is rewarded with an even more daunting assignment. Partnered with the French Resistence leader Jacques Olivier, Eddy must identify which of three Allied contacts in Calais is a double agent and use the traitor to help implement a strategic Allied diversion that might win the war. Eddy and Olivier secretly cross the English Channel to confront their suspects one at a time, but what appears to be a clean assignment soon turns disastrous, and a shocking betrayal leaves Eddy in the grip of the Gestapo. With the courageous aid of Olivier and his sister, Genevieve, Eddy evades his captors with a dangerous escape plan. But as the Allied invasion approaches, treachery in the least likely places leads to fresh graves in the bloodied European soil—and only the power of loyalty and love can transform tragic endings into new beginnings.

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ISBN-13: 9781621081418
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 466 KB

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Espionage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a military historian, I often struggle w/ historical fiction, particularly the common practice of attributing actual events & actions to fictional characters. I was pleasantly surprised by this work. Keeping in mind that this is a work of fiction, I was particularly pleased w/ the way the author wove the story into the culture of the time & historical events. It is clear the author did extensive research on Calais, the Gestapo, WWII weaponry, etc. This research breathes life into the story. Although the operations Eddy is involved in are fictional, the ideas & concepts behind them are real. The use of double agents (Garbo) & extensive counter intelligence operations (Operation Mincemeat) is well documented fact, making the fictional events plausible. The author's knowledge of intelligence practices during WWII is evident throughout the book. The setting is WWII, but the war is not what drives this work. While there are combat & torture scenes, the novel deals more w/ themes common to all wars such as reconciling one’s religions upbringing (thou shall not kill) to the demands of war (kill or be killed). There is no profanity, no sex, & while there is violence, it is not gruesome. Yes, there are elements of romance, but it develops naturally w/in the story & doesn’t seemed forced. There are also religions references but I didn’t feel that the author was forcing her views on me. The religious elements fit into the story & tie back to the concepts of accepting one’s actions, forgiveness, & the possibility of change. I would recommend this to anyone – diehard military fanatic or casual reader. It is well written, thought provoking, & just a fun read. It inspired me to break out some of my nonfiction literature & revisit events around the time period. Although it stands alone, it is clear the author plans a sequel & I look forward to reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but a little slow at times. Overall very much note resting story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Forgotten<p> Description: small grey she-cat with unsettling purple eyes. She has a notable scar running from directky above her right eye to her left ear.<p> Skills: epsionage, fighting<p> Personality: cold, closed book <p> Assosiations: The Elite <p> (You can find the more temporary details in res two.)<p> |=orgotten
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