D. M. Sorlie's third book in the Sue Lee Mystery series takes you deeper into deception and espionage as the World War Two progresses into the year 1943.
Tommaso her, Italian lover, finds himself in a potential explosive situation.
The grenade fell from the boy's hand.
Both doctors froze.
Sue Lee finds herself trapped in a deadly situation in Cuba, at a strategic airbase.
Her right hand was covering the wound to staunch the bleeding as she watched for his next move.
Her new lover Alex takes us deeper in to the war and the deception.
The report was organized by genders - men, women and male and female children. Below that was the percentages, he noted that 78 percent were Jews. Himmler circled and initialed this in red. Alex guessed that the little man with the sloppy wife was an account before the war, counting other people's money. Now the bastard was counting murdered children.
During all this, her new friend Jane has arrived from England.
Jane was known in Gibraltar as the Flying Doctor, a humanitarian helping the sick and elderly in war-torn Spain after the Spanish revolution.
The year after England declared war on Germany, Jane started using her plane to help Jewish families escape from the Nazis through Spain, and found herself deeply entrenched in the underground.
Somehow her cover was blown, and a contract was put out to kill her. Jane was shot while flying and rescued by Sue Lee, who piloted them both back to Gibraltar, and they became good friends. The narrow escape convinced Jane it was time to get out before she jeopardizes others in the underground. Sue Lee invited her to live in California and help solve the problem of the missing sword.
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 book 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.
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Fascinating period in history
Lots of mystery and intrigue
Nice to see women in positions of authority. Unusual in that time period