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His Majesty's Hope

(Maggie Hope, Bk. 3). 9 CDs. library ed. unabridged. Books on Tape. 2013. 10½ hrs. ISBN 9780385362696. $40; 9 CDs. retail ed. Random Audio; digital download. F
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This latest Maggie Hope mystery (after Princess Elizabeth's Spy) is as exciting and enjoyable as the first two. BBC/Masterpiece Theater fans will recognize the "Benchley" references from The Benchley Circle series. Just like those intrepid heroines, Maggie Hope started off as a code-breaker for the British government. Now Maggie is the first British woman spy dropped behind Nazi lines. Maggie thinks she is simply there to plant a microphone in the office of a high-ranking Nazi. But she finds a half-sister who is working with the German resistance and must face the mother who abandoned her years before—and who is now part of Hitler's inner circle. MacNeal keeps the suspense tight and does an excellent job of pulling listeners into the Berlin of World War II through references to music and clothing.
VERDICT Get your hands on this latest installment of the Maggie Hope saga. Fill up the car's tank and plan a long trip. You will not want to stop listening along the way.

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