A gathering of spies

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Every once in a while, a new thriller writer emerges with such an instant command of his craft that readerseverywhere take notice. Such a one is John Altman, with A Gathering of Spies.In l943, America thought it had rounded up all the German spies on its soil. It was wrong. Now, Germany'sgreatest weapon-a woman with special talents, both for tradecraft and for death-is headed home with criticalinformation about the still-developing atomic bomb, and the Allies' chief hope for stopping her is a British agentwith agendas of his own. Originally recruited into MI5 to pose as a double agent, he's been telling the Germansthat he'd do anything to free his wife, a prisoner of a Polish concentration camp. This happens to be true. Thequestion is: How much would he really do to set her free? Where are his loyalties exactly?As the two spies play cat-and-mouse games across three countries, the ambiguities deepen, each figure showingnew sides, each action providing new twists, until at last both agents are swept into a series of climaxes asunpredictable as they are inevitable. This is suspense writing at its best-and the beginning of a brilliant newcareer.
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A beautiful Nazi spy and an enigmatic British double agent match wits in this gripping World War II thriller
Gorgeous, cunning, and lethal, Katarina Heinrich is America's worst nightmare. For years, the German spy has been deep undercover, posing as the happy wife of a Princeton scientist. Now she is rushing home with key intelligence pertaining to the atomic bomb. If she reaches her destination, the war will be lost.
To stop her, the Allies turn to Professor Harry Winterbotham, an MI5 agent whose brilliance is matched only by his inscrutability. As Winterbotham hatches his own secret plan—one with the potential to deliver the world's greatest weapon into the hands of the Nazis—the two spies play a deadly game of cat and mouse across the United States and Europe.
From one breathtaking double cross to the next, A Gathering of Spies builds to a stunning climax among the best in espionage fiction. Lightning-paced, atmospheric, and irresistible, it is a classic story of World War II that thrills from first page to last.

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subject_facet World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Fiction
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