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In Secret Serviceby Mitch Silver
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In this debut of a uniquely talented novelist, Ian Fleming's real world of spies, love, passion, and danger is brought to life when a young woman inherits Fleming's long-hidden account of spying during World War II and must finish it to find out why people are trying to kill her.
In 1964, James Bond's creator sealed a package containing a manuscript he thought no one would read until fifty years after his death. Ian Fleming was an officer in Britain's Naval Intelligence during World War II, and he had his own adventures to recount. His family ties and his career had taken him to the upper echelons of British and American society and espionage, a world where passionate affairs, exotic locations, and polite cocktail chatter were interlaced with danger, betrayal, and deceit. He'd replicated that world in his famous novels, but this manuscript contained a real spy story that would explode history when its secrets were revealed. He'd chosen the reader, and he'd have to trust she would serve the truth.
In 2005, Amy Greenberg — a young American academic with a glittering future — is summoned to Ireland to claim the contents of her grandfather's safe deposit box, in which she finds only one thing: a manuscript by Ian Fleming. The pages detail Fleming's involvement in Allied spycraft and contain information so confidential, so potentially explosive, that Amy soon discovers that people on both sides of the Atlantic are willing to kill to maintain its secrecy. As she journeys back home with her precious cargo, Amy finds herself in a race against time — she must unlock the manuscript's shocking and fascinating secrets and outwit the unknown assailants who would do anything to bury the truth and protect a traitor's name.
Peopled with characters including Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Anthony Blunt, and FDR and illustrated with authenticating documents, In Secret Service is a historical mystery inside a contemporary thriller. The debut of an exciting new writer, this book combines impeccable research with thrilling action, in a brand-new take on espionage suspense.
Ian Fleming's world of spies, love, and passion comes back to life when a young woman inherits Fleming's long-lost account of his own spying during World War II, and must finish it to find out why people are trying to kill her.
1964: James Bond's creator Ian Fleming, himself a World War II British Naval Intelligence officer, seals a manuscript intended for a future reader whom he must trust will serve the truth decades later....
2005: An American academic is summoned to Ireland to claim a strange inheritance — a memoir, penned by the famous author, details information so confidential, so potentially explosive, that people on both sides of the Atlantic are willing to kill to maintain its secrecy.
In a gripping suspense debut, Mitch Silver brings to life Ian Fleming's world of spies, passion, and danger in this compelling historical mystery crafted inside a heart-pounding contemporary thriller. Featuring Winston Churchill, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Diana, and others, the story culminates in an electrifying chase sparked by a long-hidden conspiracy....
About the Author
Mitch Silver is an advertising agency creative director who lives in Rye, New York. In Secret Service is his first novel.
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