Alex Gerlis' World War II Espionage Novels

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 867 ratings

The Best of Our Spies Publisher's Summary

France, July 1944: a month after the Allied landings in Normandy, and the liberation of Europe is underway. In the Pas-de-Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a young British Special Operations executive secret agent working with the French Resistance, disappears. In London, her husband, Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal Navy Intelligence, discovers the truth about her role in the Allies' sophisticated deception at the heart of D-Day. Appalled but determined, Owen sets off on a perilous hunt through France in search of his wife. With the help of the Resistance, he finds Nathalie, but then the bitterness of war and its insatiable appetite for revenge catch up with them in dramatic fashion. Based on real events of the Second World War, The Best of Our Spies is a thrilling tale of international intrigue, love, deception, and espionage.

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    • The Best of Our Spies

    • By: Alex Gerlis
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    France, July 1944: a month after the Allied landings in Normandy, and the liberation of Europe is under way. In the Pas-de-Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a young British Special Operations executive secret agent working with the French Resistance, disappears. In London, her husband, Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal Navy Intelligence, discovers the truth about her role in the Allies' sophisticated deception at the heart of D-Day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WWII spy novel

    • By Wayne on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Swiss Spy

    • By: Alex Gerlis
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 380

    It's not unusual for spies to have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most, and after he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he finds that he has even more. From Switzerland he embarks on a series of increasingly perilous missions into Nazi Germany, all while having to cope with different identities and competing spymasters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great WWII Espionage Story.

    • By Celt on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Vienna Spies

    • By: Alex Gerlis
    • Narrated by: Rupert Bush
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    With the end of the Second World War in sight, the Allies begin to divide up the spoils and it proves to be a dangerous game. The British have become aware that, contrary to what's been agreed, the Soviet Union is intent on controlling Austria once the Second World War ends. And Major Edgar is given the job of establishing an espionage unit in Vienna. He sends in a married Swiss couple - Rolf Eder and Katharina Hoch - who, in fact, have only met each other a week before their journey. Their job is to track down Austria's most respected politician and bring him over to the British cause.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This was an awful book...

    • By K R D on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $31.49