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The Unlikely Spy

The Unlikely Spy

A tale of spies and betrayal in the Second World War from the bestselling author of THE NEW GIRL
‘A wartime thriller in the mould of Robert Harris’s ENIGMA … and every bit as good’ THE TIMES

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

On Sale: 15th July 1999

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780752826905

Reviews

Evocative ... memorable ... A classic World War II espionage tale
WASHINGTON POST
Briskly suspenseful, tightly constructed and full of well-rounded, believable characters ... reminiscent of John Le Carre's classic THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
NEW YORK TIMES
Breathtaking ... Compelling ... A roller-coast World War II adventure that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth
ORLANDO SENTINEL
Layers of depth and intrigue ... Silva succeeds with panache
USA TODAY
Silva has clearly done is homework, mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension-with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot-like a seasoned pro
PEOPLE
A classic World War II thriller
Robert Harris
THE UNLIKELY SPY is a wartime thriller in the mould of Robert Harris's ENIGMA ... and every bit as good: a tense, well-crafted piece of storytelling centred on one of the war's greatest, often-overlooked secrets - Project Mulberry ...Silva brings to life a tale of suspense that spirals its way to an evocative climax
THE TIMES