It is once again up to American markswoman Kate Rees to take the shot that just might win—or lose—World War II, in the followup to national bestseller Three Hours in Paris.
Three missions. Two cities. One shot to win the war.
October 1942: it’s been two years since Kate Rees was sent to Paris on a British Secret Service mission to assassinate Hitler. Since then, she has left spycraft behind to take a training job as a sharpshooting instructor in the Scottish Highlands. But her quiet life is violently disrupted when Colonel Stepney, her former handler, drags her back into the fray for a risky three-pronged mission in Paris.
Each task is more dangerous than the next: Deliver a package of forbidden biological material. Assassinate a high-ranking German operative whose knowledge of invasion plans could turn the tide of the war against the Allies. Rescue a British agent who once saved Kate’s life—and get out.
Kate will encounter sheiks and spies, poets and partisans, as she races to keep up with the constantly shifting nature of her assignment, showing every ounce of her Oregonian grit in the process.
New York Times bestselling author Cara Black has crafted another heart-stopping thrill ride that reveals a portrait of Paris at the height of the Nazi occupation.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We had loads of fun keeping up with all the twists and turns of this World War II spy thriller, the second book in author Cara Black’s wartime series. Kate Rees, a young American widow turned British intelligence agent, has been ordered to return to occupied Paris, deliver penicillin to the Pasteur Institute, assassinate a German spy, and extract her friend Margo from deep cover. Easy, right? A thrilling barrage of cryptic orders and unexpected snags keeps Cara Black’s resilient, likable heroine constantly on the move and forever wondering whom she can trust among the double agents, triple agents, rogue agents, and splinter factions she encounters along the way. Whether or not you’ve read the first Kate Rees novel, Three Hours in Paris, this secret agent—who can lie under pressure and scale walls in an evening dress—makes an unforgettable impression.
Set in 1942, bestseller Black's stirring sequel to 2020's Three Hours in Paris finds American markswoman Kate Rees in the Scottish Highlands, serving as a rifle/sniper instructor. Kate, who learned her sharpshooting skills growing up in Oregon, receives orders to travel to London, where British intelligence demands she undertake a dangerous mission to Paris. She must disguise herself as a Red Cross nurse, as her face is well known to the German occupiers who hunted her after her failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in Paris in the previous book. Kate knows only a fraction of the plans at first, but eventually learns that she must assassinate a high-ranking German official and rescue a British agent who once saved her life. Meanwhile, Kate still obsesses about killing Hitler and mourns her husband and daughter, who were killed during a German U-boat attack in the Orkneys early in the war. Black vividly evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of Paris under Nazi occupation. The gritty, determined Kate is a heroine for the ages.
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A downright silly book of Keystone Kop “action” and minimal plot.