"Taut espionage thriller"
In 1939, M16 espionage agent William Hobbs seduces naive
twenty-year old German Eva Bernhardt to work undercover in
Germany spying for the British. After obtaining Eva's
cooperation, William callously drops her leaving her at the
mercies of M16, who believe Eva is the prefect person to
drop in Berlin to learn when and where Hitler's invasion of
France is to begin. The Nazis hope to uncover British
moles to use them to transmit misinformation to the Allies.
In 1940, Eva hates both the Nazis and the British for their
callous misuse of people. She is trying to obtain invasion
information from Otto Klinger, a person who might have a
grudge against the Nazis. However, the German Secret
Service know Eva works for the British and plan to use her
as a courier for disinformation to fool their enemies.
Hobbs, who arranged a kidnapping of himself in Holland by
the Gestapo, realizes the Nazis are using Eva as a pawn.
He now knows he loves Eva and will risk his life to insure
her safety even as the Nazis pursue him.
In his debut tale, A GATHERING OF SPIES, John Altman
provided espionage fans with a taut World War II thriller.
His second novel, A GAME OF SPIES is even better as readers
receive a powerful historical spy tale that never slows
down as both sides use people as fodder in a deadly game of
trump. Fans of the genre will want to read this superb
World War II novel that brings the era alive through the
actions and reactions of a powerful ensemble.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 2, 2002