The Unlikely Spy (Paperback)
Berkley, 9780451209306, 752pp.
Publication Date: May 6, 2003
#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s celebrated debut novel, The Unlikely Spy, is “A ROLLER-COASTER WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth” (The Orlando Sentinel).
“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 is the beautiful widow of a war hero, a hospital volunteer—and a Nazi spy under direct orders from Hitler: uncover the Allied plans for D-Day...
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Praise For The Unlikely Spy…
“Briskly suspenseful.”—The New York Times
“A satisfying and fast-paced World War II espionage thriller.”—San Francisco Examiner
“Bodies pile up, and Silva keeps the suspense keen as he advantage shifts back and forth between the good guys and the Nazis.”—Los Angeles Times
“[Silva] has clearly done his homework, mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension—with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot—like a seasoned pro.”—People
“Layers of depth and intrigue…Silva succeeds with panache.”—USA Today
“[A] tautly drawn thriller…Plenty of nail-biting scenes.”—The New York Post