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In the 14th Billy Boyle mystery, US Army detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz travel into the heart of Nazi-occupied Paris on a dangerous mission: ensure a traitor to the French Resistance unwittingly carries out a high-stakes deception campaign.   

August, 1944: US Army detective Billy Boyle is assigned to track down a French traitor, code-named Atlantik, who is delivering classified Allied plans to German leaders in occupied Paris. The Resistance is also hot on his trail and out for blood, after Atlantik’s previous betrayals led to the death of many of their members. But the plans Atlantik carries were leaked on purpose, a ruse devised to obscure the Allied army’s real intentions to bypass Paris in a race to the German border. 

Now Billy and Kaz are assigned to the Resistance with orders to not let them capture the traitor: The deception campaign is too important. Playing a delicate game, the chase must be close enough to spur the traitor on and visible enough to ensure the Germans trust Atlantik. The outcome of the war may well depend on it.

©2019 James R. Benn (P)2019 Recorded Books

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good historical context and a nice yarn

once again the author weaves who story with lots of twists and turns and involving historical figures with valid storylines for those figures alongside a very interesting plots. the performance was okay but again I go back to my preference for the guy who did the first floor.

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Good story, but not sure I liked the outcome

I am a big fan of the series, but the author went in a direction with the characters that was not entirely in keeping with previous installments. That is not to say it was bad, but it was not expected. The next installment has a lot of things to tie up. Will be very interested to see how it all happens.