"Judith Pearson does a amazing task of bringing one in all America's maximum spies again to existence. I hugely suggest this tale of derring-do and white knuckles suspense." —Patrick O'Donnell, wrestle Historian and writer of Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs
The outstanding tale of 1 of WWII’s maximum spies.
Virginia corridor left her cozy Baltimore roots in 1931 to persist with a dream of changing into a overseas provider Officer.
After observing Hitler roll over Poland and France, she enlisted to paintings for the British specific Operations government (SOE), a mystery espionage and sabotage association. She was once quickly deployed to occupied France the place, if captured, imprisonment and torture by the hands of the Gestapo used to be all yet guaranteed. opposed to such an ominous backdrop, corridor controlled to find drop zones for cash and guns, helped escaped POWs and downed Allied airmen flee to England, and secured secure homes for brokers. and he or she did all of it on one leg: Virginia corridor had misplaced her left leg sooner than the battle in a searching accident.
Soon, sought after posters seemed all through France, providing a gift for her seize. via wintry weather of 1942, corridor needed to flee France through the one path attainable: a hike taking walks throughout the frozen Pyrénées Mountains into impartial Spain. Upon her go back to England, the yank espionage association, the workplace of specified providers, recruited her and despatched her again to France disguised as an outdated peasant lady. whereas there, she was once answerable for killing a hundred and fifty German squaddies and taking pictures 500 others. Sabotaging communications and transportation hyperlinks and directing resistance actions, her paintings helped switch the process the warfare. this can be the real tale of Virginia Hall.
"Riveting..." —Publishers Weekly