‘A gripping and atmospheric thriller inspired by true events, this is the story of a deadly game of espionage, destined to change the course of the most crucial battle in the Second World War‘
The Winter Agent by Gareth Rubin
I was very lucky to get the opportunity to be involved in the blog tour in May 2020 for The Winter Agent by Gareth Rubin, a novel that really captivated my attention and encouraged me to further explore the historical events that inspired the book.
Originally published with Michael Joseph on May 28th, I am delighted to be celebrating paperback publication day today October 15th with Gareth Rubin.
The Winter Agent has received much praise and it is all very much deserved…
‘Exhaustively researched, superbly realised, The Winter Agent is a superior SOE novel. Gareth Rubin really knows his stuff and it shows on every page’ – Howard Linskey
‘Smart, stylish, meticulously researched. Rich in loyalty and double dealing, captures perfectly the horror and heroism, delivered at a cracking pace’ – Sun
Brilliant. Blends meticulously researched history with a plot of double-crossing and deception’ – Best
The Winter Agent is based on ‘a shocking historical conspiracy that reached the very top of the British establishment‘ Using real-life events and real-life characters, who all played significant roles during this frightening period of history, Gareth Rubin added an extra layer of authenticity to the novel.
“The Winter Agent is a riveting tale of espionage and of one man’s courage and determination to see good prevail over evil. It is a powerful and dramatic novel with its roots set in the factual events of the most momentous battle of the Second World War. With some profound imagery, the reader witnesses the fear, the horror and the bravery. Gareth Rubin has created a captivating piece of writing that compels and astounds, shocks and angers. An impressive piece of work!”
You can read my full review HERE
‘The hundred thousand strong military marches along these boulevards had been the dividing line between the world of hedonistic joy and this one of deprivation. Berlin had been born, developed tumors throughout its flesh and was now dying with fluid in its lungs.’
[ About the Book ]
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. He must secure a document identifying a German spy at the heart of British intelligence. The fate of the Allied forces on D-Day is in his hands.
But when his circuit is ambushed – with fatal consequences – Reece realizes there may be a traitor in its ranks, putting everything they’ve been fighting for at risk.
Then Charlotte goes missing.
Is she in danger, or has Reece been betrayed by the only person he thought he could trust?
And with the clock ticking towards D-Day, can he find the truth before it’s too late?
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