On the eve if World War II, American journalist Lee Talbot witnesses Hitler’s experiment in “total war,”
the bombing of Guernic, the cultural center of the Basque people, in northern Spain. It’s a preview of the horrors Nazi Germany will unleash on the world if Hitler’s nuclear labs develop the atomic bomb before the Allies do. Lee joins Winston Churchill’s secret operation to sabotage Hitler’s project, but ends up babysitting the king of England’s cousin, Lady Grace Radcliffe — a gifted pianist who fancies herself in love with an SS officer stationed in Denmark. When Lady Grace’s parents are killed in a London bombing, she joins Lee’s team as a “pianist” transmitting coded messages to British covert missions in Nazi-held territories. Soon, both women learn that in the secret world of spies, they can trust no one. In a tale rich with historical detail, what happens to these two women exposes a secret England wants buried forever.
By: Bonnie Toews
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