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The Winter Agent by Gareth Rubin

The Winter Agent

Gareth Rubin

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Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 28 May 2020
ISBN: 9780718187118

THE GRIPPING WWII ESPIONAGE THRILLER ABOUT SURVIVAL, TRUST AND A DEADLY BATTLE FOR THE TRUTH . . . February, 1944. A bitter winter grips occupied France, where Marc Reece leads a circuit of British agents risking their lives in order to sabotage the German war effort from within. But Reece has a second mission, secret even from his fellow agents - including Charlotte, the woman with whom he has ill-advisedly fallen in love.

3 stars out of 5
Antonia Senior
18 Jun 2020

"... very readable; the plot races along, with plenty of surprises and red herrings."

Gareth Rubin’s thriller The Winter Agent is set in occupied Paris in 1944. Special Operations Executive agent Marc Reece is on a mission to survey possible beaches for an allied landing, reporting directly to Churchill. But back in Paris his circuit of agents is ambushed by the Germans; there is a traitor in his network. Marc’s lover, the radio operator Charlotte, goes missing and, despite himself, Marc begins to suspect that she might be the spy... There is little dimension to Rubin’s characters, but The Winter Agent is very readable; the plot races along, with plenty of surprises and red herrings.