The story is not for the faint hearted but then any book set with the concentration camps as a background for
some of the novel cannot be. Josie and Arlette have been incarcerated and have since been free - the story of
their life has been a very difficut one even to read. They both however want to pursue a Nazi doctor who was
cruel, inhumane and who did the most violent experiments on human beings.
Both women were known as the Golden Doves and were renowned for their daring and successful infiltration of
Nazi intelligence and conveying it to Britain. They were responsible for many acts which were infuriating to the
Nazis. Decades later Arlette gets news that the son who was forcibly taken from her may be still alive and Josie working
with US intelligence is on the tracks of the infamous doctor.
The story crossing time lines and countries also highlights that in the espionage business everyone is expendable and
even both women who have sacrificed immensely may be disposable for US greed for supremacy over Russia in their pursuit
of medical intelligence or anything that would benefit one country against another. That hit hard. That these very same
Nazis were brought to America free to pursue their academic interests and live a very comfortable life after all what
they had done.
Detailed and authentic this is not an easy read. This period of history never was. We should not forget the atrocities
committed because sadly history repeats itself.
Sent by Random House Publishing Group Ballantine for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
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