By Simon Mawer
A propulsive novel of worldwide warfare II espionage via the writer of New York occasions best vendor The Glass Room.
Barely out of college and doing her bit for the British warfare attempt, Marian Sutro has one caliber that makes her stand out—she is a local French speaker. it really is this that draws the eye of the SOE, the certain Operations government, which trains brokers to function in occupied Europe. Drawn into this unusual, mystery international on the age of 19, she unearths herself present process commando education, attending a "school for spies," and eventually, one autumn evening, parachuting into France from an RAF bomber to affix the WORDSMITH resistance network.
But there's extra to Marian's challenge than meets the attention of her SOE controllers; her challenge has been hijacked by way of one other mystery association that wishes her to visit Paris and convince a friend—a learn physicist—to subscribe to the Allied battle attempt. the result may possibly impact the total process the war.
A attention-grabbing mixture of truth and fiction, Trapeze is either an old style event tale and a contemporary exploration of a tender woman's development into maturity. there's violence, and there's love. there's dying and betrayal, deception and revelation. yet notably there's Marian Sutro, a typical younger girl who, like her real-life opposite numbers within the SOE, did the main awesome issues at a time whilst the standard was once now not sufficient.
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Trapeze by Simon Mawer