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Europe, 1944: In France the Resistance pave the way for the Allied invasion by sabotaging the Nazi infrastructure. When a Resistance raid on a vital telephone exchange goes disastrously wrong, S.O.E. agent Felicity "Flick" Clairet returns to England determined to mount a second mission to destroy the exchange. With only a few days to go before the invasion, and most intelligence agents already dead or missing in action, Flick assembles an assortment of misfits and malcontents - previously rejected as unfit for intelligence work - to complete her mission. What Flick does not know is that the suave but ruthless intelligence officer Colonel Dieter Franck is already on her trail.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Special Forces Specific to    -   WW II Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?    -   Yes War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   electrical engineering Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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