Egypt in World War 2, the Axis powers are closing in on Cairo and a desperate hunt is on for a Nazi spy, giving Rommel all the allies plans. The Major looking for the spy resorts to using a woman to entrap the spy but the woman changes things for him.
A good wartime story with great characters. While the action takes place over a small amount of time, a lot goes on, and yet the reader doesn’t feel rushed and as if they are missing anything. The characters, for the main part believable, draw in the reader, especially the female lead.
While shorter than most of his books, Ken Follett creates a book similar in pace and fashion to Alistair MacLean albeit more raunchy, violent and frank. Perhaps not his best but not a bad book by any means.