In 1942 three young women are parachuted into the Dordogne to work
for a Special Operations Executive network. Their leader is Harry Bailey,
a young man who loves one of them and fears for them all.
Paulette, the passionately committed Frenchwoman, who never forgets
her need for revenge against the Germans… down-to-earth Vi, motivated
by an unselfish sense of obligation… Jenny, the least committed of the three,
and the one who must find the most courage.
As the months of dangerous waiting turn at last into active combat behind
enemy lines as D-Day approaches, the three heroines’ story moves to its
‘Striking… he makes the menacing atmosphere of wartime France startlingly real’ – Daily Telegraph