For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, whip-smart heroine Maggie Hope returns to embark on a clandestine mission behind enemy lines where no one can be trusted, and even the smallest indiscretion can be deadly.
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive–a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad–and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war–and of her own past.
©2013 Susan Elia Macneal (P)2013 Random House Audio
The narrator was awful. Her pauses far to long. I knew where ever period and paragraph was in the book... I enjoy the story and at one point I even found myself jumping a few chapters to satisfy a fear I had and go back to listening..lol..
I do believe this is my favorite Maggie story yet. It got right into the action, instead of leaving it to the last few pages of the story. I am bummer about her and John and hope they are able to come to terms with everything and work it out. I was upset that they switched narrators, but now that I am on the third book, I think it was the right choice. On to the next!
Enjoyed story behind enemy lines in Germany. Well researched, excellent plot, great characters. Can't wait to read next in series. This narrator was much better with German accent than she was with English in second book in series.
I was very pleased by this book. I enjoyed the first in the series but was disappointed with the second one. It's good that this third volume is back to the quality of the first book.
The story was compelling even given its serious nature. I enjoyed the narrator better in this book than in the preceding one basically because Maggie was speaking with a German accent throughout most of the story. In the earlier book Maggie's voice was just weird.
I wasn't happy with the way Maggie's personal life worked out at the end. Time will tell with that.
And finally, there was a moment that made me stop and say "what?" That was the use of the term "baby bump." Seriously, was that used in the early 1940s?
But, all-in-all, a lightly suspenseful story of WWII Berlin. I liked it.
The characters are continuing to develop from the previous books and throughout this one. Overall, well done.
Also Susan Duerden does an excellent job, as always.
Favorite authors: Donna Gabaldon, Dorothy Dunnet, Anya Seton, Daphne Du Maurier, CS Forester,Alastair Mclean, Irving Stone, MM Kaye, L'amour
Fun to read about a woman spy. Loved it. On to the next. I'm addicted. Maggie also has great difficulty being a spy.
Lots of twists. Keeps you engaged. The reader was quite good doing a German accent when people spoke German.
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