Munich can be an exciting place to visit, full of life and energy. But in 1938 the excitement is not welcome. This is a different Munich, a Munich filled with fear and tension and Brownshirts. Reluctantly, Masie has agreed to accept one more assignment with the British Secret Service. It is a simple assignment. Just go to Munich and escort an English industrialist home by impersonating his daughter so that the Nazis will release him. Oh, and by the way, he has been held in Dachau for two years, but there shouldn’t be any problems.
This is the 12th Masie Dobbs mystery and although I had not read any of the others, I was easily caught up on the basics of what Masie’s life had been before this book. Masie is a complex, interesting character. I like her very much. The underlying tension and fear filling Munich could be felt on every page and I enjoyed the twists and turns of plot even though a few were a bit implausible. I am looking forward to the next installment in Masie’s life, and I plan to catch up on her past life in some of the earlier books.
eGalley review Publication date 3.29.16
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