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Dragonfly / Leila Meacham.

Meacham, Leila, 1938- author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

5 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library MEA (Text) 33500013089115 New Checked out 09/24/2019
Moorhead Public Library MEA (Text) 33500013089107 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538732229
  • ISBN: 153873222X
  • ISBN: 1538733986
  • ISBN: 9781538733981
  • Physical Description: xi, 563 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds--a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer -- all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly. Thus begins a dramatic cat-and-mouse game, as the group seeks to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. But ... is everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft?
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Meacham, author of several best-selling historical novels set primarily in Texas (Titans, 2016), turns to Paris in 1942, where five Americans have been airlifted into France (Operation Dragonfly) to support the Resistance and gather intelligence on the Nazi war effort. The five, led by fashion-designer and artist Bridgette, each have their own assignments and are instructed to remain separate from one another, lest one is captured and, under torture, reveals information about the others. In an audacious plot twist, three of the five encounter two powerful Nazis who are plotting to end Hitler's reign; the Nazis realize that the three are spies but continue to feed them information that could damage Hitler, though the Americans are in the dark about what's happening. Gradually, though, the net closes as the Americans, working under the constant fear of imminent exposure (a perennial theme in Resistance fiction), begin to prompt interest in the wrong places. Meacham ratchets the suspense ever tighter, while providing fascinating backstory on the intrepid five as well as delivering a detail-rich portrait of Paris during the Occupation. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Tumbleweeds, Somerset, and Titans. For more information, please visit LeilaMeacham.com.

Subject: United States. Office of Strategic Services > Fiction.
Intelligence service > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
FICTION / War & Military.
United States. Office of Strategic Services.
World War (1939-1945)
Intelligence service.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.
War fiction.
War stories.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.
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