A special-ops mission to Yugoslavia becomes a desperate struggle for survival and the woman left behind stumbles into a counterintelligence duel with a Fascist assassin.
When Peter Eddy and his commando team inadvertently upset the Soviets during their most recent mission, they never imagined the diplomatic nightmares that would ensue. They have one chance to redeem themselves: tasked with destroying a bridge in Nazi-occupied Bosnia, Peter and his war-weary team reluctantly agree to drop behind enemy lines. The assignment should be a simple one—were it not for the fact that they are being deployed on a suicide mission.
Genevieve Olivier is devastated by the news of Peter’s disappearance. After all they’ve endured in this war, the determined OSS worker is unwilling to simply let go of the man she hopes to spend her life with. Desperate for information, her work as a courier soon escalates into a counterintelligence duel with a Fascist assassin—and Genevieve is his newest target . . .
Deadly Alliance can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as the final book in a trilogy beginning with Espionage and Sworn Enemy.
Deadly Alliance was a 2014 Whitney Award finalist for Historical Fiction.
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Praise for Deadly Alliance
This tightly written, realistic novel will be enjoyed by men and women alike of all ages. The intense action will appeal to action oriented readers, while those who enjoy tender stories will be moved by the strong emotions and sacrifices these characters vividly portray.
My admiration for the abilities of A. L. Sowards continues to grow. I love her writing. She does an amazing job of setting up the story and bringing the action and images to life. Her research is well done. I look forward to see what she has to offer in the future.
In her new novel, Deadly Alliance, A. L. Sowards continues the gripping story of two star-crossed spies struggling to make it out of the war alive.
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Published by Covenant, April 2014. Paperback ISBN 978-1-62108-690-1; Kindle ASIN: B00JEP4XJG.
Other books: Espionage, Sworn Enemy, The Spider and the Sparrow, The Rules in Rome, Defiance, The Redgrave Murders, Heirs of Falcon Point, Of Sword and Shadow, Before the Fortress Falls, The Perfect Gift, Wartime Christmas Tales