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A sunlit weapon, a novel, Jacqueline Winspear

A sunlit weapon, a novel, Jacqueline Winspear
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Main title
A sunlit weapon
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Jacqueline Winspear
Series statement
Maisie Dobbs novel, 17
Sub title
a novel
October, 1942. Jo Hardy, a 22-year-old ferry pilot, is delivering a Supermarine Spitfire -- the fastest fighter aircraft in the world --- to Biggin Hill Aerodrome, when she realizes someone is shooting at her aircraft from the ground. Returning to the location on foot, she finds an American serviceman in a barn, bound and gagged. Tragedy strikes two days later, when another ferry pilot crashes in the same area where Jo's plane was attacked. At the suggestion of one of her colleagues, she seeks the help of psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs. Meanwhile, Maisie's husband, a high-ranking political attaché based at the American embassy, is in the thick of ensuring security is tight for the first lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, during her visit to Britain. there's already evidence that German agents have been circling: Mrs. Roosevelt is clearly in danger, and there may well be a direct connection to the death of the ferry pilot and the serviceman in the barn -- a connection Maisie must uncover before it's too late.
Target audience
Sun-lit weapon
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