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The Second Midnight

Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
Series: Blaines, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical

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Publisher's Summary

From the international best-selling author comes a World War II tale of one boy’s fight for survival in Nazi Europe.

A secret mission...

1939. As Europe teeters on the brink of war, Alfred Kendall is tasked with carrying out a minor mission for the British Intelligence Service. Travelling to Prague, he takes his troubled young son, Hugh, as cover.

A terrible choice...

When Hitler invades Czechoslovakia, Alfred is given an ultimatum by the Czech Resistance. They will arrange for him to return to England, but only if he leaves his son Hugh behind as collateral.

A young boy stranded in Nazi terrain...

Hugh is soon taken under the wing of a Nazi colonel - Helmuth Scholl. But even though Scholl treats Hugh well, his son Heinz is suspicious of this foreigner. And as the war across the continent intensifies, they are set on a path that will ultimately lead towards destruction....

©2019 Andrew Taylor (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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