Spies of the Midnight Sun

SPIES OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN is the true story of legendary British safecracker and spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, and Norwegian female Resistance operatives Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien. Known as Agent Zigzag, the most remarkable double agent of WWII, the fearless and roguishly handsome Chapman fell in love with and spied alongside the stunning 20-year-old model Dagmar Lahlum in Occupied Norway. Based upon recently released historical records from British and Norwegian archives, this WWII adventure and romance tale illuminates for the first time the intimate relationship between the two spy-lovers as well as the wartime exploits of Lahlum, Breien, and the Norwegian Resistance to liberate Norway and combat the Gestapo’s bloodhound investigator, Siegfried Fehmer. The contributions of Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien to the Allied war effort are many and incontrovertible—and yet history has never properly recognized these courageous Resistance women for their achievements. Until now. This book is their story and the story of the colorful Eddie Chapman in their efforts to defeat the Nazis.

My Review

I have read several books from Mr. Marquis. I really enjoy his WWII and historical fiction books the most. After thoroughly enjoying the prior novel in this series, Altar of Resistance I could not want to dig into this book. I was not disappointed. This is the first time that I have heard the names Eddie Chapman, Dagmar Lahlum, and Annemarie Breien.

The best part about Mr. Marquis's books is that he is a great storyteller. Instantly, I was transported within the pages of this book. Each of the people featured in this book were interesting. When I was younger I used to pretend I was a spy/double agent.

Back to the book. There were so many intriguing and exciting things happening in this book as well as the characters' dialect that it made for easy and fast reading. If you are a fan of WWII stories or just great books, than, you need to check out these books.

Comments

Mystica said…
Author and book both new to me. I enjoy this setting and period so this is one for me. Thanks for the review.

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