The Unlikely Spy

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9780449002643: The Unlikely Spy

Catherine Blake: beautiful widow of a war hero, London hospital volunteer, Nazi spy. Her mission, under direct orders from Hitler: uncover the Allied plans for D-Day and seal the German victory.

Alfred Vicary: fumbling history professor, Churchill's confidant, leader of Britain's counterintelligence operations. His mission: stop an unknown traitor at any cost, including his life.

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In this debut novel, veteran journalist Silva mines the reliable territory of World War II espionage to produce a gripping, historically detailed thriller. In early 1944 the Allies were preparing their invasion of Normandy; critical to the invasion's success was an elaborate set of deceptions--from phony radio signals to bogus airfields and barracks--intended to keep Hitler in the dark about when and where the Allied troops would arrive. Catherine Blake is the beautiful, ruthless spy who could bring the whole charade crashing down; Alfred Vicary is the brilliant but bumbling professor Churchill has tapped to protect the operation. Along with a teeming cast of other characters, real and fictional, they bring the chase to a furious and satisfying climax.

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"Evocative . . . Memorable . . . A classic World War II espionage tale."
--The Washington Post

"LAYERS OF DEPTH AND INTRIGUE . . . SILVA SUCCEEDS WITH PANACHE."
--USA Today

"BRISKLY SUSPENSEFUL."
--The New York Times

"BREATHTAKING . . . COMPELLING . . . A roller-coaster World War II adventure that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth."
--Orlando Sentinel

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Silva, Daniel
Published by Fawcett (1998)
ISBN 10: 0449002640 ISBN 13: 9780449002643
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