My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Autumn 1915, Paris. American journalist, Kit Cobb finds himself in a middle of bombarded Paris. His current assignment is to write an article on an American hospital and ambulance drivers. The driver he is partnered up with, a simple farmboy seems to be quite knowledgeable. Kit enjoys their conversations, but more than that the information an American driver keeps slipping during their trips. Therefore Kit decides to do a little digging into his new partner’s background. And what he finds is more dangerous than he expected it to be.
And while Kit Cobb is not writing the articles for his newspaper, he helps the American government to locate and capture people responsible for Paris bombing. Following the tips that are given to him by his handler, Kit finds himself in the heart of the German community following a very dangerous German operative. Will he lead our little undercover agent to the wanted bombers?
Wartime spies, secrets, deceitful friends, and all this takes place in the city if light – Paris. Great writing and an amazing plot with a few twists that keep the reader glued to the pages of the novel.
Thank you, Robert Olen Butler, for a fantastic rollercoaster ride. And thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of this wonderful novel.