If it wasn't for the ending of this book I think this book deserved a 5, but the ending seemed rushed and off track to me. I was disappointed with the way the unflappable Maggie reacted to the completion of her first spy mission. The book was extremely fast-paced and had a really tight plot up until the last 5 or 6 chapters. The time is 1941 and WWII is in full play. At the beginning of the book we see Maggie, just fresh out of her spy school training taking her first mission into Nazi-run Berlin. She is tasked with two rather straight-forward tasks, and has no problems completing them once she is dropped into Germany. But then Maggie being Maggie, she discovers another line of inquiry and takes a position with a highly placed Nazi bureaucrat. She manages to get some valuable information from this man, but she puts herself in grave jeopardy which causes her to run from the house late at night before the SS come to pick her up. And then she's on the run in war-torn Germany. This series is really very enjoyable, mostly because of Maggie's gutsy and audacious personality. There is nothing that fazes her and she does whatever is necessary to complete her task. This attitude and her quick thinking carried the plot right through until the ending where we see Maggie have a very uncharacteristic breakdown. It certainly sets things up for an interesting fourth book in the series.
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