Jack Higgins has been writing since 1959 but it was 1975’s bestseller The Eagle Has Landed that launched his reputation. He has written 35 mysteries and thrillers using the names Harry Patterson, James Graham, Martin Fallon and Hugh Marlowe and 25 more under the name Jack Higgins. Higgins, et al., is a very good storyteller and his books usually have a surprise or two for the reader.
Cold Harbour is the second of three books featuring OSS/SOE operatives Brigadier Dougal Munro and Jack Carter during WWII. Cold Harbour is a small village in Cornwall that is inhabited by a group of US and UK citizens acting as Germans in order to operate behind the lines in France and elsewhere in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Craig Osbourne, an American working for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) is recruited by Munro to work at Cold Harbour. His new mission is to recruit Genevieve Trevaunce and insert her, in place of her twin sister, into the Chateau de Voincourt, her family’s ancestral home in France. This estate is the site for a high level meeting of the German officers responsible for the coastal defense of France—the time is shortly before D-Day, 1944. It all goes awry, as nobody is who or what they seem to be.
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