This is book two of the Sue Lee series. Sue Lee Ono is now a Captain in the United States Army. She is a code breaker but her vast language skills h..Show More »ave her being assigned to espionage assignments.
In this story Sue Lee is sent to Nazi occupied Paris, France to find and liberate a Jewish scientist. Sue Lee is working under pressure as the Gestapo is in the process of rounding up all the Jews to ship them off to concentration camps. Sue Lee is half Hawaiian and half Japanese; book one described the problems she has encountered in San Francisco because of the prejudice toward the Japanese. In this story Sue Lee travels to Hawaii, Australia, England, France, Spain and Gibraltar. Sue Lee’s personal life is intertwined with her military life. She is still working on deciphering a cryptic message about her Uncle Yoshi who was murdered in book one of the series.
The book is well written and researched. Sorlie takes the reader on a travelogue visit including a brief history of Paris and Spain during WWII. The story moves at a very fast pace. The book is only 104 pages or about 3 hours of audio. I am enjoying this new exciting series. Jeffrey A. Hering is a professional voice over actor who has done many commercials as well as narrating podcasts and audiobook. Hering does a good job narrating this series.
This is a short book (about 4 hours) set in San Francisco in 1941. Sorlie uses the beautiful coastline and city to full advantage in the story. Our ..Show More »hero is a young half Hawaiian half Japanese woman, Lieutenant Sue Lee Ono, who is an Army code breaker. Sue Lee came to San Francisco as a small child from Fuji after her sea captain father was murdered. Not long after graduating from Stanford University her uncle, who raised her, dies in an auto accident. As the story progress Sue Lee wonders if her uncle was actually murdered and who/why is her family being targeted. I found it fun that Sue Lee was fluent in English, Japanese, Italian, and German; I wonder how many more languages she will speaks as the series progresses. In this story she has to deal with prejudice that is raging in full force after Pearl Harbor. The story deals with espionage and murder and as the title tells us deception.
The book is well written and researched. Sorlie intertwines Sue Lee’s military duties, her family problems and World War II into a suspenseful story of intrigue. I understand this is book one in a new series. I am looking forward to more books in this series. Jeffrey A. Hering does a good job narrating the story. The author and narrator are new to me.
Disclaimer: I received this book free as part of an author promotional giveaway. It in no way influenced my review of this book.
This is bo..Show More »ok three in the Sue Lee Mystery series. It is now 1943 and Sue Lee is still working as an Army code breaker and an espionage agent. Sue Lee’s Italian physician friend/lover Tommuso, who had returned to Italy and his wife in book one and emerged in book two working on a hospital ship with a Scotsman physician is helping to save lives primarily of refugees and soldiers.
In her personal life Sue Lee is still on the dangerous trail of the missing Japanese sword that belonged to her Uncle Yoshi. Doctor Jane has arrived it San Francisco from Britain to stay with Sue Lee and help hunt for the sword.
The book is well written and researched and is a delight to read. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series. I like the fact that the books are short only averaging between three and half to four hours. It makes a great change of pace after reading a 15 or 30 hour book.
Jeffrey A. Hering has done an excellent job narrating the books in this series. I like the fact that Hering has been the only narrator. I hate it when a series has a different narrator for almost every book in the series.
Disclaimer: I received this book in a book promotion offer by the author. This in no way influenced my honest review of the book.
This is bo..Show More »ok four of the Sue Lee Mystery Series. It is now the final year of World War II and Sue Lee and Jimmy go to Hawaii to examine the contents of Uncle Yoho’s safe deposit box. They find the scabbard for the sword and a scroll by Yoshi telling some of the early history of the sword. The story goes back and forth between some of the key people in Sue Lee’s life. Dr. Jane decides to leave San Francisco and join the Royal Army Medical Corp and go to India, apparently there is a desperate need for medical doctors to treat the wounded from the campaign in Burma. Alex and other friends are on assignments of great risks to themselves.
As the book nears the end the author begins to bring to a conclusion some of the characters: for example Sue Lee receives a letter that Tomusso is married to another physician and working in Genoa after the War. Sue Lee leaves the Army after the World War II and takes over her Uncle Yoshi’s job with the shipping company she is a partner in. Sue Lee discovers the sword (I won’t tell you—read the book).
One has the feeling this is the end of the series but I understand there is one more book coming up in the series. The book is well written and the suspense builds and builds throughout the story. I enjoy the bits of history that are woven into the story. I find it most delightful to discover a little pearl of knowledge here and there. I am looking forward to the next book in the series as I have enjoyed this interesting series. Jeffrey L. Hering does a good job narrating the series.