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The Incidental Spy - Libby Fischer Hellmann
The Incidental Spy
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Young Lena Bentheim is forced to flee Nazi Germany for Chicago in 1935, leaving her family and boyfriend behind. After learning English, she eventually finds a new life as a secretary in the Physics Department of the University of Chicago. She meets and marries another German refugee scientist... show more
Young Lena Bentheim is forced to flee Nazi Germany for Chicago in 1935, leaving her family and boyfriend behind. After learning English, she eventually finds a new life as a secretary in the Physics Department of the University of Chicago. She meets and marries another German refugee scientist and has a child. Then tragedy strikes, and Lena is forced to spy on the nuclear fission experiments at the U of Chicago. A novella set in the early years of the Manhattan Project, The Incidental Spy is another fascinating historical thriller by Libby Fischer Hellmann, also the author of the highly acclaimed stand-alone thrillers Set the Night on Fire, A Bitter Veil, and Havana Lost.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781938733840 (1938733843)
ASIN: 1938733843
Publisher: Red Herrings, The
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
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4.5 The Incidental Spy-Like the best kind of noir film
Lena is a young Jewish German immigrant who is making a new life for herself after fleeing Hitler’s Berlin, leaving behind her parents and boyfriend. Settling with an aunt in Chicago, she learns to speak English, gets a job as a secretary, marries a nice man and has a baby. Life in America is good e...
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