The Spy Wore Red: The Romanones Spy Series (Volume 1)

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THE SPY WORE RED, New York Times best seller list When Aline Griffith was born in Pearl River, New York, in 1923, one might have guessed from her exceptional beauty that a career as an actress or a model might be in her future. Few would have imagined that twenty-one years later, she would find herself in Spain as a deep-cover OSS agent, infiltrating the highest levels of Spanish society; or that five years later still, she would marry a Spanish grandee and become one of the most watched, most admired, most fascinating women of international society. This is the story of Aline, Countess of Romanones, a story of courage, beauty and success that will move readers with its amazing combination of autobiographical fact and narrative force. Reading The Spy Wore Red is like stepping into the script of Hitchcock’s 1946 Cary Grant- Ingrid Bergman film Notorious. After confiding in 1943 to a young admirer her desire to serve the Allied cause, the fledgling model is recruited, sent to Washington. Trained as a spy and flown to Spain, Her mission: to uncover Madrid’s high-society links to the German Nazi regime. As an undercover agent, Aline wends her way through lavish Madrid balls and dinners greeting the crème de la crème of Spanish society noting handshakes, wings and now among suspected – individuals. She and her colleagues live by code name, hers bing”Tiger” and by their wits. When security is breached, Aline is endangered, and she narrowly escapes several attempts on her life. When she falls in love with one of her fellow agents, complications-and hazards- abound. The Spy Wore Red is full of amazing plot turns, and readers will have to remind themselves they are reading a memoir. It is also full of astounding charters and some startling revelations about them: Madrid high society is peppered with Nazi spies, and successful- is to expose them. “My colleague Aline Romanones has written a Fascinating and exiting story evoking those marvelous days we served in the OSS in Europe. Her narrative reflects sensitively and accurately the clandestine intrigue and strategic maneuvers that marked the struggle between the secret services as well as the Allied and Axis powers and the atmosphere and high social live in wartime Spain.” William J. Casey, OSS agent, 1942-45, CIA director, 1981-1987

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ALINE, COUNTESS OF ROMANONES, was born Aline Griffith in Pearl River, New York, in 1923. At twenty-one, she was a deep-cover OSS agent infiltrating the highest levels of society. Three years later, she married a Spanish grandee and become one of the most watched and admired women of international society. Today she is known as the bestselling author of The Spy Wore Red, The Spy Went Dancing, and The Spy Wore Silk.

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Entertaining. . . a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious. --Time

Reads like a perfect thriller! --New Yorker

Excellent. . . better than fiction! --Atlanta Journal and Constitution

One of the most fascinating women of style and substance I have met. If I didn t know her and her capacities, I would have had trouble believing this hair-raising story. --Oscar de la Renta

A welcome addition to the espionage genre. . . . --New York Times

Thrilling. . . exciting and dangerous adventures. --New York Post

A fascinating and exciting story evoking those marvelous days we served in the OSS in Europe. Her narrative reflects sensitively and accurately the clandestine intrigue and strategic maneuvers that marked the struggle between the secret services as well as the Allied and Axis powers, and the atmosphere and high social life in wartime Spain. --William J. Casey, CIA Director

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