Last updated: Mar 12, 2013
"Never becoming too far-fetched, McAuley's debut braids the three ribbons of fantasy, mystery and romance into an enjoyable plait that is as smart as it is entertaining."
I push myself up on my hands and drop through the hole in the plane’s fuselage. I fall through empty space. Alice through the rabbit hole. Feet together, soaring through the silent night without another word to anyone. But then, after a few seconds of free fall, the static line yanks my parachute open. Most girls my age are fresh out of school, working in typing pools and factories. And here I am, seconds from touching down in enemy territory.
There are no brakes to pull. No going back...
Walker Bloomsbury / June 2012
“…there is something on almost every page to make readers catch their breaths.” Booklist
“…a memorable, vicarious experience… will appeal to WWII and spy fiction buffs alike.” VOYA