The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery
By Susan Elia MacNeal
Erica Calvert, an undercover agent with Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) team, is captured in Nazis-occupied Paris and “held for questioning,” a.k.a. beaten and tortured, for information about her mission. After Erica goes missing, fellow agent Maggie Hope is deployed to Paris to locate Erica and connect with the other SOE agents who are laying the groundwork for the Normandy invasion.
The Nazis already know that an allied invasion is coming, they just need to determine how and from where. To gain the advantage, they exploit SOE intel and communications through the help of a mole implanted inside the SOE. It’s up to Maggie and members of the Resistance to avoid capture and complete Erica’s mission to deliver information vital to the Invasion.
MacNeal’s 7th Maggie Hope Mystery is her most gripping yet. Her accurate portrayal of Nazi occupied Paris captures their outrageous cruelty and obscene decadence. Readers can sense the tension of Maggie’s and her cohorts’ constant peril as they hide in plain sight, moving among the deadly Nazi elite. And all the while an unknown, traitorous informant threatens their very existence. Suspenseful. Breathless. Disturbing. Unforgettable.
Sandra Van Winkle, ReaderToReader.com