OLDER FICTION
Richmond, Caroline Tung

The Darkest Hour

(4) YA After her brother is killed by Nazis, sixteen-year-old Lucie, seeking a secretarial job with the Women's Army Corps, is recruited for Covert Ops, a secret offshoot working to take down Hitler. In France, assassin Lucie is eventually reassigned to investigate top-secret Nazi project Operation Zerfall. Underdeveloped characterizations and rushed storytelling tip the thrilling premise toward a tedious execution. An author's note discusses real female spies in WWII.

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