Deadly Alliance

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.

Deadly Alliance_COVER.inddWhen 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 . . . 

Available in paperback and ebook. Online purchase links: Amazon, Seagull Book, Deseret Book, and Barnes and Noble.

Deadly Alliance can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as the final book in a trilogy beginning with Espionage and Sworn Enemy.

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whitney logoDeadly Alliance was a 2014 Whitney Award finalist for Historical Fiction.

Here are the extras for Deadly Alliance: Deadly Alliance Pronunciation Guide, Deadly Alliance Book Club QuestionsDeadly Alliance deleted scenes [normal font], and Deadly Alliance deleted scenes [for kindle and smart phone screens]. Want more? These blog posts all touch (at least in part) on Deadly Alliance. If you’d like to try the first two chapters, they can be read on Amazon.

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.”
Meridian Magazine

“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.”
Bookworm Lisa

“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.”
Deseret News

More reviews can be found on Meridian Magazine, Deseret News, Katie’s Clean Book Collection, Cami Checketts’ Blog, Rebecca Belliston’s Blog, Bookworm Lisa’s Blog, I Love to Read and Review BooksLiterary Time Out, LDS Women’s Book ReviewAmazon, and Goodreads.

Published by Covenant, April 2014. Paperback ISBN 978-1-62108-690-1; Kindle ASIN: B00JEP4XJG.




Related Books: Espionage, Sworn Enemy, The Spider and the Sparrow

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    1. Unfortunately, the publisher didn’t budget this one for an audio version.
      It’s a little longer than the others, so production costs would have been higher. Plus, each book in a series tends to sell fewer copies than the previous one, so anticipated sales were/are lower for this one.
      But 2015’s release is currently marked for an audio version, so there’s good news for the next book!


  1. Deadly Alliance Needs an audio version, Hopefully with same fantastic reader as the first two books. Any way you can get the publisher to make one? I am sure it is sold very well and will continue too.


    1. After many years, I can finally say an audiobook (with Jason Tatom, the narrator for the first two in the series) is on the way! I don’t have a release date for you, but the project has been approved.


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