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Dragonfly

by Leila Meacham

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Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2019
    576 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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A gripping new novel about five young spies embedded among the highest Nazi ranks in occupied Paris.

At the height of World War II, a handful of idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the government, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds - a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer - all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of her or his own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly.

Thus begins a dramatic cat-and-mouse game, as the group seeks to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. But...is everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft?

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"Meacham's nail-biting tale will please fans looking for an intricate story of spycraft and deception." - Publishers Weekly

"Complex, epic, and rich in historical detail—an uplifting story of finding friendship behind enemy lines." - Kirkus Reviews

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Leila Meacham Author Biography

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Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Somerset and Tumbleweeds.

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