Mr. Churchill’s Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery

By | February 28, 2018
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery Author Susan Elia MacNeal
ISBN-10 0553593617
ISBN-13 9780553593617
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Bantam
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For fans of Jacqueline Winspear Laurie R King and Anne Perry Mr Churchills Secretary captures the drama of an era of unprecedented challengeand the greatness that rose to meet it London 1940 Winston Churchill has just been sworn in war rages across the Channel and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day But none of this deters Maggie Hope She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No 10 Downing Street Her indefatigable spirit and remarkable gifts for codebreaking though rival those of even the highest men in government and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imaginedand opportunities she will not let pass In troubled deadly times with air raid sirens sending multitudes underground access to the War Rooms also exposes Maggie to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to do whatever it takes to change the course of history Ensnared in a web of spies murder and intrigue Maggie must work quickly to balance her duty to King and Country with her chances for survival And when she unravels a mystery that points toward her own familys hidden secrets shell discover that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassins murderous plan and Churchill himself In this daring debut Susan Elia MacNeal blends meticulous research on the era psychological insight into Winston Churchill and the creation of a riveting main character Maggie Hope into a spectacularly crafted novel

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