The Allies have landed, the liberation of Europe has begun.
In the Pas de Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a young British Special Operations Executive secret agent working with the French Resistance, disappears.
In London, her husband Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal Navy Intelligence, discovers the truth about her role in the Allies' sophisticated deception at the heart of D-Day.
Appalled but determined, Quinn sets off on a perilous hunt through France in search of his wife. Aided by the Resistance in his search, he makes good progress. But, caught up by the bitterness of the war and its insatiable appetite for revenge, he risks total destruction.
Based on real events of the Second World War, this is a thrilling tale of international intrigue, love, deception and espionage, perfect for fans of Robert Harris, John le Carré and Len Deighton.
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Love and loyalty collide in this striking World War II spy thriller. While recuperating from an injury sustained in an attack, British naval officer Owen Quinn meets and marries a lovely and mysterious French nurse named Nathalie. But the couple’s fairy-tale romance is soon shattered. While Owen sorts out the tactics of the D-Day invasion with a top-secret intelligence unit, Nathalie joins the French Resistance and disappears. Author Alex Gerlis keeps this mysterious tale crackling with suspense and tension as Owen discovers that his wife was not who she seemed—and neither are his own military handlers. Gerlis weaves a complex web of patriotism and deceit in which all the characters are convinced that the ends will justify the means. Rife with crosses and double crosses, The Best of Our Spies is wartime espionage fiction at its best.