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It is May, 1944: a time of international tension in which nothing is certain. Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance attack a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications. But the building is heavily guarded, and the attack fails disastrously.
Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the "Jackdaws", and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless Intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail.
©Ken Follett; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Written in Follett's...riveting style and with his penchant for historical detail." (Publishers Weekly)
"Thoroughly entertaining." (Booklist)
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By Frank on 07-31-08

Exciting and Riveting

This is a great story - it's riveting listening. I couldn't put it down once I started. The narrator is excellent and very easy to listen to. The pace is fast and exciting in the typical Ken Follet fashion. I've listened to 3 of Ken Follets novels on audiobook and this has been the best so far.

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By lerone on 12-17-17

Simple enjoyment

Very easy book to listen to.
the narrative was excellent and plot flowed smoothly. The characters were cartoonish but enlightening about the roles of women during the war.

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By Ian on 10-19-16

Short but sweet

Great story, fast moving, very enjoyable. Just a little short for the price of a full credit .

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By Acracia on 02-06-17

lgbt people are killed off

In traumatic, historically real and traumatic, ways. queer lives are not valued. one of the queer women is the child of 'traveling people', and a woc. two white, cisgender, straight women, one a murderer, the cis male character, and the Nazi survive.

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