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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, whip-smart heroine Maggie Hope returns to embark on a clandestine mission behind enemy lines where no one can be trusted, and even the smallest indiscretion can be deadly.

World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past.

“You’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

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*Starred Review* In 1941, Maggie Hope, the first female agent to be dropped behind enemy lines, is sent to bug the home office of Clara Hess, the high-ranking Nazi operative who’s also Maggie’s estranged mother. But without her knowledge, Maggie also is intended to serve as bait to bring in Hess, whose recent operations in ­England—intended to kill Winston Churchill and to kidnap Princess Elizabeth—were foiled largely by Maggie. In Berlin, she also meets nurse Elise Hess, the half-sister she never knew she had, who has just been stunned by viewing Operation Compassionate Death, the mass killings of children with disabilities. When an opportunity to stay in Berlin beyond the completion of her mission presents itself, Maggie seizes the chance to gather additional intelligence, putting herself and her contact in the German Resistance at risk. Historical reality makes the third in this meticulously researched series darker in tone but just as compellingly readable as its predecessors (Mr. Churchill’s Secretary and Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, both 2012); viewing WWII through Maggie’s exploits provides an intriguingly human perspective on the era. --Michele Leber

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“You’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.”— O: The Oprah Magazine

Praise for the Maggie Hope Mysteries

“With false starts, double agents, and red herrings . . . MacNeal provides a vivid view of life both above and below stairs at Windsor Castle.”— Publishers Weekly, on Princess Elizabeth’s Spy

“A captivating, post-feminist picture of England during its finest hour.”— The Denver Post, on Mr. Churchill’s Secretary

About the Author

Susan Elia MacNeal is the Barry Award–winning and Edgar, Dilys, and Macavity Award–nominated author of the Maggie Hope mysteries, including Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, His Majesty’s Hope, and The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and child.

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Chapter One

Maggie Hope was feeling her way through thick darkness. She was panting after shimmying up a rickety drainpipe, knocking out a screen in an upper-story window, avoiding several trip wires, and then sliding silently onto the floor of a dark hallway. She took a deep breath and rose to her feet, every nerve alert.

Beneath her foot, a parquet floorboard creaked. Oh, come now, she thought. She waited for a moment, slowing her breathing, feeling her heart thunder in her chest. All around her was impenetrable black. The only sounds were the creaks of an ancient manor house.

Nothing.

All clear.

Maggie could feel dampness under her arms and hot drops of sweat trickling down the small of her back. Aware of each and every sound, she continued down the hall until she reached the home''s library. The door was locked. Well, of course it is, Maggie thought. She picked the lock in seconds with one of her hairpins.

Once she''d ascertained no one was there, she turned on her tiny flashlight and made her way to the desk. The safe was supposed to be under it. And it was, just as her handler had described.

Good, she thought, sitting down on the carpet next to it. All right, let''s talk. That was how she pictured safecracking: a nice little chat with the safe. It was how the Glaswegian safecracker Johnny Ramensky--released from prison to do his part for the war effort--had taught her. She spun the dial and listened. When she could hear the tumblers dropping into place--not hear, but feel the vibrations with her fingertips--she knew she had the first number correct. Now, for the second.

Biting her lower lip in concentration, immersed in safecracking, Maggie didn''t hear the room''s closet door open.

Out from the shadows emerged a man. He was tall and lean, and wearing an SS uniform. "You''re never going to get away with this, you know," he lisped, like Paul Lukas in Confessions of a Nazi Spy.

Maggie didn''t bother to answer, saving her energy for the last twist of the dial, the safe''s thick metal door clicking open.

In a single move, she gathered the files from the safe under her arm and sprang to her feet. She turned the flashlight on the intruder. He squinted at the light in his eyes.

Maggie ran at him, kneeing him in the groin, hard. While he was doubled over, she elbowed him in the back of the head. Satisfied he was unconscious, she ran to the door, folders still in hand.

Except that he wasn''t unconscious. An arm shot out and a hand grabbed Maggie''s ankle. She fell, files sliding across the floor. She kicked his hand off and scrambled for the door.

He struggled to his feet and ran after her, catching and holding her easily with his left arm while he wrapped his right hand around her throat. She gasped for breath, trying to throw him off, but she couldn''t get the proper leverage. He threw her up against the wall, pinning her--

"Stop! Stop!"

Then, again--the voice amplified by a megaphone, louder this time: "OH, FOR HEAVEN''S SAKE, STOP!"

The man''s arms around Maggie relaxed and released her.

"What on earth . . . ?" she muttered in exasperation.

The hall''s lights blinked on, bare bulbs in elaborate molded ceilings. It wasn''t actually the home of a high-ranking Nazi in Berlin but the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire, England. Beaulieu was considered the "finishing school" of SOE--Special Operations Executive--Winston Churchill''s black ops division. Some of the recruits joked that SOE didn''t stand for Special Operations Executive as much as "Stately ''omes of England," where all the training seemed to take place.

"What now?" Maggie grumbled and started to pace the hallway.

A severe-looking man in his late forties with a full head of gray hair walked out into the hall with a clipboard. "All right, Miss Hope--would you like to tell us what you did wrong?"

Maggie stopped, hands on hips. "Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Thornley." Maggie had to remember not to call him Thorny, which was his unfortunate nickname among the trainees. "I picked the lock, cracked the safe, took the folders, disarmed the enemy--"

"Disarmed. Didn''t kill."

Maggie stopped herself from rolling her eyes. "I was just about to do the honors, sir."

"You were about to be killed yourself, young lady," Thornley barked.

The tall man in the SS uniform walked up behind Maggie, rubbing the back of his head. "Not bad technique there, Maggie. But they told me that if you only knocked me out and didn''t fake-kill me I''d have to come after you again."

She gave him her most winning smile. "Sorry about the knee, Phil."

"Not at all."

Thornley was not amused. "Not killing the enemy is the worst mistake because . . ."

Maggie and Phil looked at each other.

From behind Thornley came a loud, high-pitched nasal voice: "Because the only safe enemy is a dead enemy."

"Oh, Colonel Gubbins--we didn''t know you were there," Thornley said, as Gubbins stepped out of the shadows.

"There is nothing more deadly than an angry Nazi--remember that--you''re not killing a person, you''re killing a Nazi. A Kraut. A Jerry."

Colonel Colin McVean Gubbins was Head of Training and Operations at Beaulieu--a haunted-looking man with dark, recessed eyes, thick eyebrows, and wispy mustache. "Only sixty percent of agents dropped behind enemy lines survive, Miss Hope. You''re the first woman to be dropped into Germany--the first woman to be dropped behind enemy lines in this war, period. Lord only knows what your odds are. We''re taking an ungodly risk. And we want you to be prepared."

Maggie''s frustration cooled. This wasn''t about her--it was about the mission succeeding. "Yes, sir."

"You''re going in to deliver a radio part to a resistance group in Berlin, and also to plant a bug at a high-ranking Abwehr officer''s home. For whatever reason, the Prime Minister has asked for you for this mission specifically. And if you take out a Nazi or two in the process, so be it. This is no time to be squeamish or sentimental. Do you understand?"

The P.M. asked for me specifically for this mission! Maggie glowed with pride but tried to damp it down so Gubbins wouldn''t notice. "I do, sir."

"With your fluency in German, and the skills you''ve been working on, you just might pull it off," he said. "But it''s dangerous work and that''s why you can leave nothing--and no one--to chance."

"Yes, sir." Maggie had dreamed about becoming a spy sent on a foreign mission. She''d dreamed of it working as a typist to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and she dreamed about it while she was acting as a maths tutor to the Princess Elizabeth. Now, finally, was her chance.

"Let''s try it again," Gubbins said. "And this time, Miss Hope, I want you to finish the Nazi off. Kill the damned Kraut."

It was ungodly hot and humid, even though it was still early morning. The skies were dark and swollen with bloated clouds. Above the buildings soared the baroque verdigris roof of the Berliner Dom, its golden cross pointing heavenward like an accusing finger.

Elise Hess navigated the narrow cobblestone side streets of Berlin-Mitte in order to avoid the parade on Unter den Linden, fast approaching the Brandenburg Gate.

The Nazis had reason to celebrate. Not only had they already seized Holland, Belgium, and France, but now German troops had invaded Russia, destroying Russia''s 16th and 20th Armies in the "Smolensk pocket" and triumphing at Roslavl, near Smolensk. The German military seemed invincible. Despite the Atlantic Charter with the United States, Britain''s defeat was clearly only a matter of time.

Elise could hear the steady beating drums of the Hitler Youth and the coarse clamor of the crowd in the distance, singing the Horst Wessel Song. She could see the scarlet banners with their white circles and black hakenkreuz--broken crosses--which the Volk had hung from their windows. Papering the limestone walls were tattered posters of Adolf Hitler in medieval armor, on horseback like a Teutonic knight, captioned Dem Fuhrer die Treue: Be True to the Fuhrer. Trash, cigarette butts, and broken glass from the rally the night before lined the gutters, and the air stank of stale beer and urine.

The ground was marked with chalk squares for the children''s hopping game Heaven and Hell. Boys and girls were playing, throwing a small stone, then hopping on the chalked squares, trying to make it from one end to the other and back again. The boys were well scrubbed, the girls had intricate braids. All had round, rosy cheeks.

As one, they spied a small boy with a clubfoot, walking with a crutch, twisted ankle dragging behind him. He hobbled as close to the wall as he could, trying not to be noticed. But like a pack, the group set on him, herding him away from the wall. They formed a circle around him, holding hands, as the boy''s eyes darted, trying to find a way to escape. One of the older boys started singing a familiar nursery rhyme:



Fox, you''ve stolen the goose

Give it back!

Give it back!

Or the hunter will get you

With his gun,

Or the hunter will get you

With his gun.



The other children joined in:



His big, long gun,

Takes a little shot at you,

Takes a little shot at you,

So, you''re tinged with red

And then you''re dead.

So, you''re tinged with red

And then you''re dead.



In the distance, church bells tolled the hour.

"Children!" Elise said, clapping her hands together. "Stop! That''s enough!" They looked over at her, angry.

The boy with the clubfoot took their momentary distraction as an opportunity to burst through the circle and make a hard right into an alley, staggering as fast as he could with his crutch. The children picked up rocks and flung them after him but didn''t bother to give chase. "Are you going to the parade, Fraulein?" one girl called to Elise.

"Nein," she replied. "I have to work."

"Too bad!" the girl called back, skipping and laughing, as the boys slapped one another''s backs.

Walking away, Elise shook her head. "Gott im Himmel help us."



Elise took one of the many bridges over the Spree and arrived at Charite Mitte Hospital damp with sweat.

She went to the nurses'' changing room. It was small, with walls of gray lockers and a low wooden bench. There was a poster on the wall, of a handsome doctor and a mentally disabled man in a wheelchair, with the caption This hereditarily sick person costs the Volksgemeinschaft 60,000 R.M. for life. Comrade, it''s your money, too.

Elise slipped out of her skirt and blouse. She kept on her necklace with the tiny gold cross, a diamond chip in its center. The door opened. It was Frieda Klein, another nurse. "Hallo!" Elise said, smiling. Shifts were always better when Frieda was working.

"Hallo," Frieda replied. She put down her things and began to change. "Gott, I wish I had breasts like yours, Elise," she said, looking down at her own flat chest. "You''re the perfect Rhine maiden."

"I''m too fat," Elise moaned. "As my mother loves to remind me. Often. I wish I had collarbones like yours--so elegant."

Whereas Elise was curvaceous, Frieda was thin and all angles. Whereas Elise had dark blue eyes and chestnut-brown curls, Frieda was blond and pale. And whereas Frieda was phlegmatic, Elise had a habit of speaking too quickly and bouncing up and down on her toes when she became excited about a finer point of medicine, swing music, or anything at all to do with American movie stars. The two young women, friends since school, had both wanted to be nurses since they were young girls.

They put on their gray uniforms, with starched white aprons and linen winged caps. "Do you mind?" Elise asked, indicating the back strings on her apron.

"Not at all," Frieda said and tied them into a bow. She turned around. "Now do mine?"

Elise did, then slapped Frieda on the bottom. They laughed as they walked out together to the nurses'' station to begin their shift.



In an examination room that smelled of rubbing alcohol and lye soap, a tiny blond girl in a hospital gown asked, "Will there be blood?"

The only picture on the wall was Heinrich Knirr''s official portrait of Adolf Hitler--the Fuhrer''s figure stiff, his hard eyes gazing impassively over the proceedings.

Elise smiled and shook her head. "Nein," she answered. "No blood work today. The doctor just wants to take a look at your ears. To make sure the infection''s gone."

The girl, Gretel Paulus, was sitting on a hospital bed. She held a small brown, well-loved teddy bear and spoke with a slight speech impediment. Her thick lower lip protruded and glistened with saliva, her tongue overlarge. She had a round face, pointy chin, and almond-shaped eyes behind thick, distorting eyeglasses.

Elise smiled. "What goes ninety-nine thump, ninety-nine thump, ninety-nine thump?"

Gretel shrugged.

"A centipede with a wooden leg, of course!"

That won a weak smile out of the young girl. Elise took an otoscope from the cabinet, cleaned the earpiece with alcohol, and then put it to the girl''s right ear. Then the left.

"Nurse Hess?"

"When it''s just you and I, you may call me Elise."

"Elise--why do my ears always hurt?" Gretel wanted to know.

Elise knew all too well that ear infections were common with Down syndrome patients. "It''s just something that happens sometimes," she said, putting the otoscope away and returning to rub the girl''s back. "And you feel better now, yes? The medicine worked?"

"If I feel better, why do I still have to see the doctor? The new doctor?"

Gretel didn''t miss a thing, Elise realized. "His name is Doktor Brandt. And he wants to make sure you don''t have any more ear infections."

The door to the examination room opened, and in walked Dr. Karl Brandt. He was relatively new to Charite, one of the SS doctors who came in the late winter of 1941, with their red armbands with black swastikas, and their new rules and regulations. Young, handsome, with thick, dark hair and impeccable posture, Brandt radiated authority.

Elise handed Gretel''s chart to him. Without preamble, he marked the black box in the lower left-hand corner of the medical history chart with a bold red X, the last of three. He looked out the door and beckoned. Two orderlies arrived, strong and broad-shouldered in white coats with swastika armbands.

"Am I going home?" Gretel asked the doctor.

"Not yet, Mauschen," Brandt replied, smiling. "We''re going to make sure this never happens to you again."

Gretel beamed. "Oh, thank you, Herr Doktor!" she lisped as the two orderlies escorted her back to her room to get dressed. She hugged her teddy bear to her small body.

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Mtlnative
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Sometimes I couldn''t read this
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2017
At night, when I was about to go to bed. Because I would have nightmares. We Baby Boomers have grown up on stories about World War 2. I don''t think any Westerners can deny that they know what happened in Nazi Germany although some Westerners deny the extent of the genocide.... See more
At night, when I was about to go to bed. Because I would have nightmares. We Baby Boomers have grown up on stories about World War 2. I don''t think any Westerners can deny that they know what happened in Nazi Germany although some Westerners deny the extent of the genocide. It doesn''t make it any easier to read afresh of that time however. In fact, as I grow older, and see modern horrors continue, I think it becomes more difficult for me. Have we learned any lessons?

Nevertheless, I like this series, the Maggie Hope mysteries. Maggie is an endearing character, braver than I think I ever would have been. The other books have been set on English soil and weren''t as gritty. So in some ways I live vicariously--though it is not a life I would want to have lived--through her, as I once did through Nancy Drew. These are no Nancy Drew mysteries though. And there is no mystery as to who the villains, some of whom recur through the series, are.

The series will appeal to those who are interested in modern historical fiction, who wonder how women decided to become spies and contributed to the war effort during World War 2. And how those who survived may have felt. As the author herself says, it is a work of fiction but I was amazed at the amount of research she did for the book as detailed in her Afterword.
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Very absorbing book
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2021
Very absorbing read. I''ve read a lot about WWII, both fiction and nonfiction- starting with the "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" in 6th grade. Maggie Hope is very real to the time. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in an extraordinary time. However, what I found... See more
Very absorbing read. I''ve read a lot about WWII, both fiction and nonfiction- starting with the "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" in 6th grade. Maggie Hope is very real to the time. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in an extraordinary time. However, what I found most disturbing is how it parallels our time - 2021. We too have "lives that are not worth living" in the unborn that we discard with as little thought as the Nazis. We are also led by "criminals and fools" that have swept us away by a propaganda of fear (Covid) that demands control and makes us suspicious and hateful to our neighbors. I pray we learn from books like this and turn around before we are destroyed.
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LOgalfromOR
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Thoroughly enjoyable, as well as thrilling!
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
I am hooked on Maggie Hope and WWII England! The characters are fiction, but the events and timeline are not. This is why I enjoy historical fiction so much. I have gained new knowledge and understanding of events that occurred in wartime England in the early 1940''s. The... See more
I am hooked on Maggie Hope and WWII England! The characters are fiction, but the events and timeline are not. This is why I enjoy historical fiction so much. I have gained new knowledge and understanding of events that occurred in wartime England in the early 1940''s. The subject was thoroughly researched and presented well. The characters and their lives, are believable and interesting. There are not many books or series where you want to delve into the next book right away. Highly recommend, this series will not disappoint!
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Looking Forward to More Maggie Hope
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2013
I bought this book right away, because I had enjoyed her two previous stories of Maggie Hope. Some might say that Maggie''s story becomes more farfetched as she is dropped behind enemy lines into Nazi Germany as a spy. However, these were extraordinary times and ordinary... See more
I bought this book right away, because I had enjoyed her two previous stories of Maggie Hope. Some might say that Maggie''s story becomes more farfetched as she is dropped behind enemy lines into Nazi Germany as a spy. However, these were extraordinary times and ordinary people did extraordinary things. Maggie is from an unusual background with her father as a code-breaker and her mother as a spy. There are some convergences of coincidence that you know are coming and they are a bit hard to swallow, but I chose to just move on down the road and let it go. I know London and Bletchley Park and had recently been there which made the story enjoyable; however, I do not know the parts of Germany where much of the action was set. I assume that Ms. Macneal is accurate in her settings there as well. Although it is a period piece it does deal with some contemporary themes. I did not find that jarring. I do think that her subplot dealing with a same sex relationship does not give the reader a full sense of the danger to the men. Allan Turing went from war hero to criminal in a very short time after the war because of his sexuality. We readers see more of the parents struggling with the issue but perhaps not enough of the very real risk of criminal prosecution. Ms.Macneal certainly does include mention of the risk, but our modern eyes and brains may need to be hit over the head a bit to truly comprehend the magnitude of the risk. This book is a quick read, but it is darker than the earlier two installments. There are Nazi''s doing unthinkable things and wartime taking its toll on good people. Perhaps it is a bit ironic that this is the first book that is subtitled as a Maggie Hope Mystery. Most of us read them as such, but some reviewers of the earlier books seemed to be looking for something else. Perhaps the subtitle will help. My book group has been meeting for almost 25 years. This book would not be the kind of book that could be a book group selection for us although there is more to talk about in this book. This book was worth the purchase price and reading time. When I finished, I am again looking forward to the next installment about Maggie Hope.
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His Majesty''s Hope
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2013
I have been hooked by Maggie Hope. This is the third book in the series, and I think they just keep getting better. There needs to be a suspension of belief for all the coincidences that place Maggie in an ideal position to serve in the British intelligence, and, that she... See more
I have been hooked by Maggie Hope. This is the third book in the series, and I think they just keep getting better. There needs to be a suspension of belief for all the coincidences that place Maggie in an ideal position to serve in the British intelligence, and, that she has the particular (and unusual) set of skills to make her useful. She is moving up the hierarchy in her spy craft, and this time she is sent into Germany on a quick delivery of radio tubes and the planting of a receiver device for eavesdropping, but ends up staying longer than originally planned, putting her life and her "handler''s" life in jeopardy. And the on-going intrigue with her parents just keeps getting more and more complicated.
If you like period stories (WWII), intrigue, strong women and danger, this is the book for you.
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TexasGal
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Great read and one to keep in your library!
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2016
I am a big fan of Maggie Hope and find it hard to be critical. For the most part this was an incredible book - I really enjoyed the espionage triangle - Maggie, Hess (her mother and sister), and John. A couple of wacko things were a little hard to fathom, but overall I... See more
I am a big fan of Maggie Hope and find it hard to be critical. For the most part this was an incredible book - I really enjoyed the espionage triangle - Maggie, Hess (her mother and sister), and John. A couple of wacko things were a little hard to fathom, but overall I would buy this book again and plan to reread it as well - which I normally only reserve for those books I really liked. I like that it was fast-paced, but steady. We didn''t feel too sorry for ourself when we were depressed or hurt - which is a big plus. It was almost believable, which is a mark of a good suspense novel ''in my book.''
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Mom Loves This Series
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2020
I bought the first book in this series as a quarantine gift for my mother. She loved it and asked for more. She says the stories are easy to read with some surprises and twists, and she finds the Maggie Hope character to be especially likable. As reference, Mom reads... See more
I bought the first book in this series as a quarantine gift for my mother. She loved it and asked for more. She says the stories are easy to read with some surprises and twists, and she finds the Maggie Hope character to be especially likable. As reference, Mom reads biography, cozy mysteries, and select romance that has a good story.
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A Darker Turn for the Series
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2013
I loved the realistic way that this book showed Maggie''s damage from her adventures in the earlier books in the series. The book was suspenseful, informative, and just plain cool. The characters are all deeper, and I like how our heroine and heroes all struggle for justice... See more
I loved the realistic way that this book showed Maggie''s damage from her adventures in the earlier books in the series. The book was suspenseful, informative, and just plain cool. The characters are all deeper, and I like how our heroine and heroes all struggle for justice in their personal lives as well as for the greater good. I read His Majesty''s Hope a couple of months ago, right after it came out, and several scenes have stuck with me. I hate leaving spoilers, but I think I can safely say there''s a bit in here about knitting that made me feel a little more heroic when I take up my yarn. My only mistake in buying this book was reading it immediately, since I have to wait a year or so for the next one - a pleasant wait, since so many interesting threads were set up in this book. I''m recommending this book to all of my friends, especially my fellow historical mystery or just history buffs!
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J. Rebic
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Not bad at all
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 22, 2013
I liked the book, although I found it a bit naive and not as interesting as her other two Maggie Hope novels. However, McNeal researches her topics well and is definitely a force to be counted on in the future.
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Karen E-B
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Fantastic Insight into World War II Espionage Measures
Reviewed in Germany on September 6, 2021
Susan Elia MacNeal''s book "His Majesty''s Hope" is one of a 10-book series, which I just finished devouring! They''re clearly fiction, but in addition to MacNeal''s development of compelling spy and mystery thriller plots, the historical research is impeccable, and I LOVE the...See more
Susan Elia MacNeal''s book "His Majesty''s Hope" is one of a 10-book series, which I just finished devouring! They''re clearly fiction, but in addition to MacNeal''s development of compelling spy and mystery thriller plots, the historical research is impeccable, and I LOVE the geographical, cultural, aeronautical, war technological, cryptological, architectural, decor descriptions, literary, poetic, artistic, balletic, couture/haute couture, musical, and linguistic references she has woven in . . . ALL of which are things which interest me! Her inclusion of famous personalities as background characters is entertaining, as well.
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Excellent book set in the years of WWII in GB
Reviewed in Canada on February 14, 2020
Great book. A great read!
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Three Stars
Reviewed in Canada on March 8, 2018
It it fine for a quick read.
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Five Stars
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I love all this lady''s books
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