- Softcover352 pages
Richard and Frances Myles are preparing for their annual European summer vacation in 1939 when they are visited at their Oxford college by old friend Peter Galt, who has a seemingly simple job for them. Richard and Frances have a secret mission to discover the fate of a British spy who seems to be missing in the German countryside. They encounter the changes in political thought in Germany and see a flicker of the evil to come. In the heightened atmosphere of pre-war Europe, nobody is above suspicion, in fact the husband and wife are being carefully monitored by shadowy figures. Danger is ever present
The author's protagonists are believable, everyday characters with none of the James Bond antics. Along with a great story, the value of these books are also in understanding the gender roles and political impressions of the 1930s-50s.
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