The Unlikely Spy

The Unlikely Spy

Large Print - 1997
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The time is 1943, London. Professor Alfred Vicary, a mild mannered academic, friend of Churchill, is drafted into M15 to help break the most horrifying intelligence case of World War II--the existence of a Nazi spy ring in England that is ferreting out the secret of the D-Day invasion. Vicary's opponent is Catherine Blake, a beautiful, perfect young Brit, a volunteer in the emergency wards during the Blitz, a heartbreaker--and deep German mole, a trained assassin and a determined killer. Their game of cat and mouse, with the success of the European invasion at stake--is the riveting saga of The Unlikely Spy.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Thorndike Press, 1997, c1996
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780786211012
Branch Call Number: FIC/SIL


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Oct 15, 2016

The Unlikely Spy. --- by. --- Daniel Silva.
If you didn't read this novel you've missed out on something. The previous review notwithstanding, reading this book was not a waste of time and how I wish I could write like this.
This is a thrilling chilling novel set in the days nearing the end of the second world war. It's a story of espionage. You will wish you could read the story faster than you can .
Silvas turn of words almost has you hope the German spies will make a successful escape.
The story will keep you hanging on until the very end and then, you'll be sorry the story is at its end.

Sep 24, 2015

The start to a great series by Daniel Silva.

Jun 29, 2013

coarse language and outright swearing, sexual content--as a result I didn't read this one.

gruessgott Jan 24, 2013

What a waste of time. Could have written the whole thing with half the words. It was fast reading, as I simply read the topic sentences in paragraphs and skipped the rest. In many case, I skipped whole paragraphs and didn't miss a thing.
Obviously, Silva got his act together in later books, which I have read.

Mar 07, 2011

I thought this book was very well written but also extremely boring. The pace is quite slow and it only picks up almost at the end

Oct 12, 2010

A bit formulaic but an ok read.

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