Jackdaws

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Penguin, Nov 26, 2002 - Fiction - 512 pages
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D-Day is approaching. They don’t know where or when, but the Germans know it’ll be soon, and for Felicity “Flick” Clariet, 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 communications, 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. Code-named 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…

Filled with the powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.
 

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This is an excellently written suspence novel with great attention to period detail, is very fast-paced & gripping in its story line. I recommend it highly to anyone who loves a good taut yarn. ... Read full review

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Who can resist a cute petite blond badass girl spy against the Nazis? The "bad" guy is rather likable as well. Both the protagonist and anti-protagonist dislike the parts of their duties that ... Read full review

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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's career as a bestselling author has spanned more than three decades. He is the author of numerous immensely popular books, including Eye of the Needle, Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man From St. Petersburg, On Wings of Eagles, Lie Down With Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, A Dangerous Fortune, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, and World Without End. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara Follett, a British M.P.

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