viernes, 31 de enero de 2014

Libro: Mr. Churchill's Secretary

Mr. Churchill's Secretary
Susan Elia MacNeal
Diseño de portada: Thomas Beck Stvan
Ilustración de portada: Mick Wiggins
Edita: Bantam Books
1ª edición: Abril de 2012
354 páginas

London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and remarkable gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined—and opportunities she will not let pass. In troubled, deadly times, with air-raid sirens sending multitudes underground, access to the War Rooms also exposes Maggie to the machinations of a menacing faction determined to do whatever it takes to change the course of history.

Ensnared in a web of spies, murder, and intrigue, Maggie must work quickly to balance her duty to King and Country with her chances for survival. And when she unravels a mystery that points toward her own family’s hidden secrets, she’ll discover that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassin’s murderous plan and Churchill himself.

Este libro lo cogí de la estantería de Barnes & Noble por la portada y luego me gustó mucho el tacto que tiene.
Entonces leí el resumen y me pareció interesante.

La autora ha sabido crear una trama que atrapa al lector y no le deja abandonar la lectura.
Los datos que da para crear la atmósfera no son farragosos y están incluidos muy bien en la historia.

Muy recomendable, tanto que ya estoy leyendo el segundo. Y según he leído hay un tercero y un cuarto que sale este año.

2 comentarios:

Pantera Rosa dijo...

Verdad, verdad, muy recomendable.


caraguevo dijo...

Pantera Rosa: El tercero está a puntito, con eso digo todo.