A powerful period flavor embellishes this intriguing novel replete with the shocking depravity rampant in the insular Portuguese enclave of Lourenço Marques the neutral colonial capital of Portuguese Mozambique during the early years of World War Two.
It is June 1940 when ahead of the Germans marching into Paris and Rudolf and Aleece Bamberger, a young German-French Jewish couple flee to Lisbon, before continuing on to East Africa to wait out the war where they become embroiled in intrigue and espionage.
Safe at last—or so it seems at first—the Bamberger’s settle warily in Lourenço Marques. Aleece, a French citizen, finds work at the British consulate while Rudolf, her German husband, but an emigrant to France before the war and a former perfume chemist in Paris, drifts helplessly into the hands of the Abwehr spymaster, Ludwig Janke. His tentacles run deep through the tranquil colonial capital and his fearsome espionage operation soon ensnares Rudolf and threatens him into cooperating.
With spy-thriller plotting, To Live Another Day vividly re-creates the skullduggery of Axis and Allied intelligence operatives from MI6, OSS, the Abwehr and other services all engaged in ferreting out the latest strategic shipping intelligence from this once quiet, but vast neutral harbor situated at the forefront of Indian Ocean shipping lanes.
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