Jackdaws

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Penguin, 2002 - Fiction - 496 pages
28 Reviews

"D day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clairet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain's most effective operatives in northern France. She knows that the Germans' ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communication, and in the days before the invasion, no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe." But when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near-impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Codenamed the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans - but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know - secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily-recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself.

 

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User Review  - MarkMeg - LibraryThing

Probably not the best book by Ken Follett, but held my interest and at many points kept me on the edge of my seat. DDay is approaching. The phone system for the Germans in France needs to be destroyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - ILSBecky - LibraryThing

Love to read historical fiction, especially from WWII. This book has the right amount of suspense and great characters. As a tech on an adult circulation desk, I always recommend this book to interested in this genre and they usually come back for more of Ken Follett's books. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
11
CHAPTER 3
17
CHAPTER 4
29
CHAPTER 5
37
Monday May 29 1944
51
CHAPTER 6
53
CHAPTER 7
58
CHAPTER 28
263
CHAPTER 29
268
Saturday June 3 1944
281
CHAPTER 30
283
CHAPTER 31
289
CHAPTER 32
301
CHAPTER 33
317
CHAPTER 34
324

CHAPTER 8
65
CHAPTER 9
74
CHAPTER 10
89
Tuesday May 30 1944
101
CHAPTER 11
103
CHAPTER 12
112
CHAPTER 13
124
CHAPTER 14
141
CHAPTER 15
150
CHAPTER 16
159
Wednesday May 31 1944
167
CHAPTER 17
169
CHAPTER 18
180
CHAPTER 19
187
CHAPTER 20
192
CHAPTER 21
206
Thursday June 1 1944
215
CHAPTER 22
217
CHAPTER 23
229
CHAPTER 24
237
CHAPTER 25
242
CHAPTER 26
249
Friday June 2 1944
253
CHAPTER 27
255
CHAPTER 35
330
CHAPTER 36
333
CHAPTER 37
341
Sunday June 4 1944
345
CHAPTER 38
347
CHAPTER 39
355
CHAPTER 40
361
CHAPTER 41
366
CHAPTER 42
375
CHAPTER 43
379
CHAPTER 44
383
CHAPTER 45
388
Monday June 5 1944
397
CHAPTER 46
399
CHAPTER 47
408
CHAPTER 48
412
CHAPTER 49
417
CHAPTER 50
424
CHAPTER 51
430
Tuesday June 6 1944
457
CHAPTER 52
459
Wednesday June 6 1945
473
CHAPTER 53
475
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Ken Follett is one of the world's best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett's first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. 

In 1989 The Pillars of the Earth was published, and has since become the author's most successful novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah's Book Club pick.
 
Its sequel, World Without End, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide. The third book, A Column of Fire, will be published by Viking in Fall 2017.
 
Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors. 

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