France, 1944: Nobody expects Peter Eddy to survive his first commando mission—to retrieve a code book stolen by the Nazis—so when he does come back alive, his success is rewarded with an even more daunting assignment. Partnered with the French Resistence leader Jacques Olivier, Eddy must identify which of three Allied contacts in Calais is a double agent and use the traito...more
The best part of the book is that the author clearly know ...more
Why the four stars? I was unaware when I purchased it that it contained Mormon ideology. While it wasn't a huge deterrent, I felt that at times, the author was trying to get a point across.
I appreciate that the book was clean! It was a fast-paced, interesting story, and if you are at all into WWII spy stuff, I recommend this book.
Because Espionage is a World War II n ...more
We are quickly introduced to Peter Eddy who is on his first covert ops mission in 1944 France. He's crossing enemy lines, trying to steal back a code book from the Nazis that they've stolen and could compromise Allied agents. The mission quickly goes bad and Peter's wholesome Idaho upbringing is severely tested.
We are also intro ...more
Espionage by A.L. Sowards is an exciting spy thriller set during World War II. Fast-paced and engaging, readers will find themselves enthralled with the underground Allied spy effort and their dangerous missions into Nazi-occupied territory. First-time author Sowards writes with authenticity and expertise, combining a great amount of fact with fiction.
Besides the Bond-esque action, Espionage has heart. The main characters are realistic, yet likable and eas ...more
Second, before I get to my review, I just have to say something about this cover. It's good, right? A bit unnerving. The longer I look at it the more I feel like I have to look away. It sort of gives me shivers. It' ...more
Peter Eddy is a small town kid from Idaho, of all places and he's a member of the LDS church. Jacques and Genevieve are from France and a ...more
I enjoyed the twists of the plot though they are fairly obvious. The story makes sense a ...more
It drove me CRAZY reading German nouns that weren't capitalized, i.e., hauptmann instead of Hauptmann. I understand it's an English text, but for those who read and speak German, it's really, really irritating.
As for the ad ...more
Peter is a young man in the US military during WWII. He enlisted in anger because his brother was killed at Pearl Harbor. He quickly discovers that war is not what he imagined.
Peter is sent on a mission behind enemy lines in France. He is to discover who is a double agent and feed false information to the German's. He meets Jaques and his beautiful sister. Jacques is his partner in the mi ...more
This book was amazing!!! It starts off with a bang- Peter Eddy's first spy mission into occupied Europe during World War II. From there is keeps going and going. Most of the book takes place during one week, in Calis where he is on his second espionage mission with the help of a man name Jaques and his sister Guineve. This book is not at all what I expected, but even better. It is an easy to follow book, historically related, and mixed in with ...more
It's a good relaxing read, which made me ponder my grandfather and uncles that served in WWII and the many people whose lives were altered b ...more
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I grew up in Washington State, then came to Utah to attend BYU. I’m still in Utah, where I live with my husband, three chil ...more