Second World War stories were the books that were my staple when I first started reading. I’d wait for my dad to finish his latest paperback before taking it to my room and reading stories the likes of Douglas Reeman.
Later when I joined the Merchant Navy Sven Hassel became a favourite.
I’ve missed those books, there’s not so many written these days. So when one comes along it’s always going on my TBR list
Agent in the Shadows did not disappoint. A cracking story of espionage amongst the resistance fighters in France and the handlers of the duplicitous double agents.
It had never crossed my mind that there was an element of the French population that actually welcomed the Nazi occupation, and that they had their own “agents” amongst the French Resistance fighters.
This story is mainly set in the hot bed of the Resistance, Lyon. Herlis describes the labyrinth of alleys and cellars, in which a war-within-a-war took place.
It shows the importance of the Resistance in enabling the opening of the second front in Europe.
It is brilliantly told story.
This book not only had me hooked as a story, but had me hitting Google to research things I should already know about.
To my shame I have to admit this is book 3 in a series I’d never heard of. That’s changed. I’m off to the Kindle store to download the first two.
Pages: 376. Publisher. Canelo. Publishing Date: 9th February 2023