France, May 1940. The German Blitzkrieg thrusts deep into France - the French army is on the point of collapse. Amid the confusion a British Military Intelligence team are sent to snatch a missing radar part.
It's a disaster, and the team's sole survivor, retired scientist Sir Freddy Villiers, is ordered home. But he reckons there's still a chance, and with help from alluring female Gendarme Martine Dumont, he could be right.
Unfortunately, German agent Heidi Fuchs has other ideas. She's cunning, she's dirty and she's utterly ruthless - Freddy's out of his league. But the fortunes of war are never straightforward and it seems there is more at stake than radar.
While the battle for France rages unchecked, the hunt gets increasingly personal, and Sir Freddy needs to answer one very basic question:
Which comes first - the mission, or Martine?
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