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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

...alliance hopes attacked!

Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia Macneal 

Special agent Maggie Hope accompanies Churchill to meet with Roosevelt as the war effort tide takes a hopeful turning. The bombing of Pearl Harbour has become a catalyst for American troop support against Hitler and Churchill is anxious to gain an alliance between the two nations. This could make the difference between defeat and victory! England and her allies are exhausted, pushed on all fronts.
However Mrs Roosevelt's aide is found dead--murdered, and Maggie is to give the enquiry all the help she can muster. The trail leads to highly placed groups that seek to impair the Anglo-American nexus.
Maggie was hoping her journey would help her to make headway in her damaged relationship with John Sterling, her almost fiancé. This event puts that on the back burner.
Maggie's skills have never been more important to the world political stage and when duty calls romance looks like it must take a back seat.
The spectre of racism rears it's ugly head as Maggie becomes involved in a death row case in Virginia. All and all, Maggie and John's time together is continually interrupted.
Once again I found myself drawn into Maggie's trials and tribulations, as her quick thinking and dogged persistence brings into focus the tales of this extraordinary lead character. Another gripping Maggie Hope episode.

A NetGalley ARC

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