Ken is very good at writing a story that progresses along, and he gives you lots of ideas as to where you know where it is going. This is a story that covers the two weeks before the D-Day invasion in 1944.
The French Resistance has to try and knock out a French chateau that contains a central telephone exchange vital to German defences of the area. It is also home to the local SS and their torture cells.
It is believed that the only way the guard to the building can be penetrated is by an all woman team of secret agents called the Jackdaws. Sadly they are up against Rommel's trialling intelligence officer – Colonel Dieter Frank, tasked with stopping any resistance activity.
Taken together these ingredients all lead to a very enjoyable book, even though you have some vague idea as to where it is going just enough goes wrong to provide the suspense required to keep you hooked and wanting to find out what happened next. So I won't say any more to spoil to story.
This was book 7 week 4 fiction 7 (3 on audio) non fiction 0
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