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Fertile Public Library M PER (Text) 33500013283692 New On holds shelf -
Fosston Public Library M PER (Text) 33500013283684 New On holds shelf -
Warroad Public Library PER (Text) 35500006303323 New Checked out 10/10/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780593129555
  • ISBN: 0593129555
  • Physical Description: 284 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2020.

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"On her first mission for MI6, the daring young photographer at the heart of bestselling author Anne Perry's thrilling 1930s mystery series travels to Mussolini's Italy to rescue the lover who betrayed her. Britain's secret service, MI6, has lost contact with its informant in northern Italy, just as important intel about the future plans of Austria and Nazi Germany is coming to light. And young Elena Standish, to her surprise, is the only one who can recognize MI6's man--because he's her former lover. Aiden Strother betrayed her six years before, throwing shame on her entire family. Now, with so much to prove, Elena heads to Trieste to track down Aiden and find out what happened to his handler, who has mysteriously cut off contact with Britain. As Elena hears word of a secret group working to put Austria in the hands of Germany, her older sister, Margot, is in Berlin to watch her childhood friend get married--to a member of the Gestapo. Margot and Elena's grandfather, the former head of MI6, is none too happy about the girls' travels at this tumultuous time, especially when a violent event at home reminds him that even Britain is growing dangerous. As his own investigation collides with his granddaughters', what's at stake in Europe becomes increasingly frightening--and personal"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    Germany, 1933. Before long, the Nazi wolf will be loosed upon Europe. British intelligence, seeing it coming, has a problem: a key agent in Trieste has disappeared. The spymaster believes the fastest way to find him is to send someone who knows him on sight: the woman he betrayed in Perry's 2019 Death in Focus. The woman, Elena Standish, is the victim of a theme popular in old-school spy stories: betrayal of country is also betrayal of love and friendship. Elena's attempt to understand the mystery man who betrayed her takes up about half the novel and is relayed in tense, understated prose with limpid moments: Italian light touching the ancient stones so tenderly. The other half is a straight-out detective story: a nice man who has information connected to Elena's quest is dead. Accident, say the police. Not so, says a friend, and deductive dazzlement follows. Both plotlines have to do with Germany's annexation of Austria, and we know how that ended. No matter. This manages to be a winning mix of crime story and espionage drama, boat chase and seaplane rescue included. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. She is also the author of a series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt&;s son, Daniel, including Triple Jeopardy and One Fatal Flaw; the new Elena Standish series, beginning with Death in Focus; five World War I novels; eighteen holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Resolution; and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Standish, Elena (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women photographers > Fiction.
Women spies > Fiction.
Italy > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Spy stories.
Mystery fiction.
Spy stories.

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