Author: Alan Hlad
Started: January 3, 2023
Finished: January 5, 2023
Genre: Historical Fiction
Maria, a microfilm specialist, is recruited by the US government to acquire and record documentation to preserve the history of WWII. A chance encounter with a well-connected businessman makes her the perfect OSS spy as she gathers information that could help end the war.
This book brought to light an aspect of WWII that I was unaware of- librarians used by the Allied Forces to gather critical historical documents. It was interesting to read which documents were chosen and how they were sent to the government for review. Hlad did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life and ensuring that the reader cared about them. There were times when Maria's feelings were so well-versed that they were palpable.
I look forward to reading Hlad's backlist as I'm sure the stories will be as well told as this one.