About Journey to Munich
Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue.
It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.
The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.
Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .
Maisie Dobbs returns and I am always happy to reconnect with this fabulous woman. Winspear strikes again with one of my favorite characters turned book friend.
Maisie’s suffered her share of profound loss as we journey with her on her road to healing. In fact Winspear sets the table for the reader to understand the fear all are experiencing as war looms.
A narrative filled with excitement and sensitivity while providing an intimate glimpse into the beloved Maisie as she struggles with her personal life while maintaining her professional equilibrium. The narrative primarily focuses on Maisie with her assignment secondary. Despite the plot being unconvincing, I found it enjoyable simply due to Maisie’s involment and unmistakable presence.
Maisie’s strenghth, calm, intelligence and courage not to mention fearlessness, combined with personal and professional poise mold her into a favored character. Winspear certainly allows her creativity to run wild as she demonstrates through Maisie.
Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Timesbestsellers Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other national bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was a New York Times Notable Book. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.
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Publisher: Harper (March 29, 2016)