Dragonfly by Leila Meacham (2019 fiction)
In 1942, five young OSS operatives, code name Dragonfly, are assigned details in occupied France in order to provide information on Nazi activities. Each spy’s talent is a critical part of their cover – an engineer, a clothing designer, a fencing instructor, a coach, and a fly fisherman. Their code pad is a mural on the wall of a convent in the Latin Quarter. As each operative pursues his or her Nazi objective, a harrowing cat and mouse game begins, placing each in danger of discovery, arrest, and potential execution. This is a richly detailed account of each side’s characters and activities with cliffhangers at the end of each chapter. Fans of both World War II and spy stories will be captivated by Meacham’s well-researched story. Recommended!
Reviewed by Ginger Russell