The Unlikely Spy
By Daniel Silva
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451209306, 752pp.)
Publication Date: May 6, 2003
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In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable-a history professor named Alfred Vicary, handpicked by Churchill himself to expose a highly dangerous, but unknown, traitor. The Nazis, however, have also chosen an unlikely agent: Catherine Blake, a beautiful widow of a war hero, a hospital volunteer-and a Nazi spy under direct orders from Hitler to uncover the Allied plans for D-Day...
Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules and The Defector. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel. They have two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council.
"Evocative...memorable...a classic World War II espionage tale." - Washington Post
"Silva keeps the suspense keen." - Los Angeles Times
"A roller-coaster World War II adventure that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Frosyth." - Orlando Sentinel