The Athens Assignment
by David Boyle
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Pub Date 09 Jan 2018 | Archive Date 08 Mar 2022
Endeavour Press, Endeavour Ink
England, 1941. And the battleship Bismarck is about to set sail.
Undercover agent Xanthe Schneider has returned to England, following her mission in Berlin, with vital information… and a baby growing inside her.
In the months that lead up to the birth, Xanthe occupies herself with work and regular visits to Bletchley Park, but this does little to take her mind off her sense of isolation, caused by a father who doesn’t respond to her letters, a lover who turned out to be a traitor and being five thousand miles from her home in Cincinnati.
Following the birth, she decides that her duty as a mother must take priority. The baby needs her, and nothing will make her return to the field.
But the British military has other ideas…
It is not long before Xanthe finds herself on another mission, one which, if successful, will use Enigma code to pinpoint the missing battleship and save many lives.
This story offers an insight into the German invasions of Greece, and the desperate struggle to find and destroy the Bismarck. It is the sequel to bestselling The Berlin Affair but can be read as an page-turning stand-alone.
A must-read for fans of Robert Harris, David Downing and Alan Furst.
A Note From the Publisher
‘Authentic and compelling... Boyle captures the paranoia and peril of the era.’ - Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin at War
‘The Berlin Affair is the first book in what I'm sure will prove to be a gripping series... For fans of Alan Furst and Robert Harris.’ - Richard Foreman, author of A Hero of our Time
‘Exhilarating’ - Daily Mail
‘A book that is engagingly sensitive’ - Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times
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