Simon Mawer eloquently blends romance and suspense in this thrilling tale. It’s the Second World War and British forces are performing espionage missions in occupied Europe. Marian Sutro, the teenage daughter of a diplomat, is hand-picked by the Allies to be trained as a spy. Her mission: to pass on a vital message. The target: a nuclear physicist who was her childhood crush. For those who love Old World charm and breathtaking intrigue, this is sure to become an instant favourite.