Germany, 1944. The Allied invasion is not far away, and the high command desperately need to know where it will take place. It is time to activate one of Hitler's last spies in Britain - Catherine Blake, a sleeper planted before the war and awaiting orders ...British intelligence also has its orders, and academic Alfred Vicary has been recruited ...
Germany, 1944. The Allied invasion is not far away, and the high command desperately need to know where it will take place. It is time to activate one of Hitler's last spies in Britain - Catherine Blake, a sleeper planted before the war and awaiting orders ...British intelligence also has its orders, and academic Alfred Vicary has been recruited by Churchill himself to carry them out. It is his job to find Catherine and stop her before it is too late. But whose side are his own people on?
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I have not read this book yet but I have not found a Daniel Silva book I don't love. His stories keep the pages turning and I'm up all night reading.
Thank you Mr Silva
Jul 17, 2007
SPY WHO LOVED HIM?
THIS FIRST NOVEL BY DANIEL SILVA IS TAUT AND SUSPENSEFUL WITH GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. IT IS FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS AND WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE END.
Apr 10, 2007
Great World War II Suspense
Silva's first novel is one of my favorite WW II novels. Does a great job of representing characters on both sides of the conflict. The "good guys" have their faults and the "bad guys" have their endearing qualities. Story moves quickly back and forth between all the characters and creates a great deal of suspense for, not only the ultimate conflict , but also each character's personal conflicts. Became a big fan of Silva because of this book and still believe this is his best. Also recommend: The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, Black Cross by Greg Iles and Wolf's Hour by Robert McCammon.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-12-02 Will Nazi spies escape from Britain with Allied plans for the imminent invasion of Normandy? As history tells us, obviously notęso the challenge for veteran journalist and CNN producer Silva in his first novel is to brew up enough intrigue and tension to make readers forget the obvious. While Silva employs multiple characters and settings, his key players are an English counterintelligence officer and a beautiful Nazi spy. Alfred Vicary is an academic recruited to work for MI5. The intelligence reports he fabricates and sends to Germany are designed to persuade the Nazis that their utterly compromised spy network, the Abwehr, is still fully operational. MI5 learns, however, that the Abwehr has been keeping a few sleeper operatives under deep cover throughout the war. Now they pose a serious threat to the invasion plans. One of these operatives is Catherine Blake, a ruthless assassin and spy. Her assignment is to become romantically involved with Peter Jordan, an American engineer working on a top-secret D-Day project. Will Vicary be able to stop her? Silva's characters are strong; but, despite occasional bursts of high suspense and a body count to remember, his overall pacing is uneven, and most readers won't forget that D-Day succeeded. The final plot twist, moreover, while unpredictable, seems more logical than shocking. Silva's debut will find an audience among devoted readers of WWII thrillers, and deservedly so, but he's not yet on a par with such masters of the genre as Ken Follett, Robert Harris and Jack Higgins. 150,000 first printing; $150,000 ad/promo; BOMC alternate selection; Reader's Digest Condensed Book selection; simultaneous BDD audio; foreign rights to 16 countries; author tour. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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