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Harry Lloyd teams with characters right out of the history books to undermine the Nazis who now control his British homeland. Together with an ex-bodyguard named George, Harry goes undercover to steal the Enigma code machine for the Americans before the Germans discover it's existence. WWII was won by the allies with overwhelming industrial power, courageous soldiers and a lot of luck. This story tells us what happens if luck had differed from that which the allies enjoyed during the war years.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Search for technology?    -   spying technology

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   diplomat Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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