The sequel to Three Hours in Paris, chosen by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Seattle Times as one of the Best Crime Novels of 2020
It’s been two years since Kate Rees was sent to Paris on a British Secret Service mission to assassinate Hitler. Since then, she has left spycraft behind to take a training job as a sharpshooting instructor in the Scottish Highlands. But her quiet life is violently disrupted when Colonel Stepney, her former handler, drags her back into the fray for a risky three-pronged mission in Paris.
Each task is more dangerous than the next: Deliver a package of forbidden biological material. Assassinate a high-ranking German operative whose knowledge of invasion plans could turn the tide of the war against the Allies. Rescue a British agent who once saved Kate’s life—and get out.
Kate will encounter sheiks and spies, poets and partisans, as she races to keep up with the constantly shifting nature of her assignment, showing every ounce of her Oregonian grit in the process.
New York Times bestselling author Cara Black has crafted another heart-stopping thrill ride that reveals a portrait of Paris at the height of the Nazi occupation.
Paris Early Morning, the Right Bank
Falling yellow and orange leaves littered the stone walls. All of a sudden Kate was back in Paris—standing in that Parisian light reflected off the limestone. For a moment Kate let herself inhale the brisk air of autumn—just as she remembered it. A cloud of perfume wafted past, accompanying a chic woman wearing a couture pre-war mocha skirt and cardigan sweater, her wooden-soled platform shoes clicking over the cobbles.
Paris. Occupied and yet with an unvanquished spirit. She could almost smell it in the way this woman moved on the street, ignoring the strolling Wehrmacht soldiers, seeing right past them and the draped flags with swastikas.
Her nerves fizzed…