Working with the British Secret Service by using an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is shipped to Hitler’s Germany in this particular thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that usually get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal).
It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane from the Secret Service. The German government has consented to release a British subject from prison, but only if he or she is handed over with a family member. Because the person’s wife is bedridden and the daughter continues to be killed inside an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance towards the daughter—to retrieve the person from Dachau, around the outskirts of Munich.
The British government isn’t alone in the interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the guy she holds to blame for her husband’s death—has stumbled on her journey, and is particularly desperate for her help.
Traveling in the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time and energy to return to your work she loved. But the Secret Service can have other ideas. . . .