Spy : A Novel
A young woman is caught up in a dangerous double life on behalf of her country during World War II in Danielle Steel’s thrilling novel.
At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. She is a stunning beauty destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path.
By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London to volunteer with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But her skills draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent.
No one can know about Alex’s work—not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions behind enemy lines and a long career as a spy in exotic places.
Spy follows Alex’s extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward, when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.
Story Locale: World War II Europe (London, Germany, and France); post-war Asia (India, Pakistan, Morocco, and China), Russia, and Washington, D.C.