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Download À The Prime Minister's Secret Agent ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ For fans of Jacueline Winspear Charles Todd and Anne Perry The Prime Minister's Secret Agent is a gripping new mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope And this time the fallout of a deadly plot comes straight toFor fans of Jacueline Winspear Charles Todd and Anne Perry The Prime Minister's Secret Agent is a gripping new mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope And this time the fallout of a deadly plot comes straight to her own front door World War II rages on across Europe but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral. 25 out of 5 starsBecause it is impossible to go into The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent without high expectations after the way book three ended I would like to advise readers to curb their enthusiasm Book number four of this series had problems and I think a great deal of the disappointment I received from it can be blamed on the way it was designedAfter the trouble she faced in Berlin I had been eagerly anticipating my return to Maggie I knew she was damaged after her experiences and choices and I was pleased with this character development because it meant that she had begun to realize that her rash actions held conseuences not only for herself but for those around her So to heal from her ordeal Maggie has gone to Scotland to be an instructor for agents in training; she is hard on her recruits and she is hard on herself Eventually she is invited to see her friend Sarah perform a ballet in Edinburgh where Sarah soon falls ill along with two other women of the ballet with mysterious symptoms The mystery of the illness and who is responsible for the exposure seemed like something suited for a novella than a full length novel To me it came off as a side adventure to give the main character something to do while the author focused upon other thingsWhich brings me to the largest problem I had with The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent Maggie is on the peripheral vision of all the other action in the book There was a storyline with her mother that was odd and that ended even stranger And most importantly there was the storyline of the United States finally becoming involved in World War II This “involvement” storyline however did not translate well; it was of a history reenactment of the collapse of negotiations between the US and Japan and the attack on Pearl Harbor This heavy dose of history was interwoven throughout the book; unfortunately it came off bland and cumbersome because Maggie had no position hereThe final fifteen percent of the novel was where I began to finally enjoy myself as it returned to what makes this series work Maggie has once again become an active participant in the war effort along with Churchill John and David; the next book should give her something to do so I will look forward to it while simultaneously hoping that the structure of this story will not be revisited I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review The expected publication date is July 1 2014

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Coast of western Scotland Home from an undercover mission in Berlin she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp and to heal from scars on both her body and heart Yet instead of enjoying the uieter pace of life Maggie is uickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue When three ballerinas fall strangely ill in Glasgow including one of M. Whenever I get a new Maggie Hope book everything else in my life drops by the wayside while I turn my back on the world to read The series is moving slowly through the WWII years this is the fourth book and it’s just getting to Pearl Harbor but that is no criticism because the details of the changing circumstances and moods of the time are fascinating and the story plots within the books race along With her determined personality and a knack for codes languages and mathematics Maggie has come a long way since the first book where she worked as one of Winston Churchill's secretaries and she’s become one of my favorite characters Her brains perseverance and good intentions coexist with human emotions physical limitations and flaws in judgment so she’s no superhero which I find a lot interesting In the last book Maggie parachuted into Germany where she worked undercover as a spy encountering her Nazi mother for the first time since she was a baby The harrowing things she discovered and had to do mean Maggie is grappling with depression and what we would now label PTSD as this book opens but overall The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent isn’t uite as unsettling as its predecessor Maggie has been staying at a remote estate in Scotland training spies to undertake missions like her own but when she’s forced to take some R R in Edinburgh because her emotional state is interfering with her work the trip is anything but restful The friend Maggie went to visit gets caught in a deadly scheme and to save her Maggie forces her way into an MI 5 operation that involves murder ballet and biological weapons The books in this series always have several interconnected plot lines which this time around involve Maggie’s Nazi mother who’s now a prisoner in the Tower of London awaiting execution Winston Churchill who’s hoping the Americans will finally join the war effort and various Japanese and American officials who are supposed to be trying to prevent war Ian Fleming debonair and J Edgar Hoover cantankerous have cameo appearances This is a work of fiction of course but I’ve learned a lot of history from the series because author Susan Elia MacNeal has thoroughly researched the era She lists her sources in an appendix at the end of each book and she always makes clear where her stories incorporate historical fact and where some artistic license is in use something I greatly appreciate

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The Prime Minister's Secret AgentAggie's dearest friends Maggie partners with MI 5 to uncover the truth behind their unusual symptoms What she finds points to a series of poisonings that may expose shocking government secrets and put countless British lives at stake But it's the fight brewing in the Pacific that will forever change the course of the war and indelibly shape Maggie's fa. In this fourth entry in the Maggie Hope mystery series we find cryptoanalyst Maggie at Arisaig House in Scotland working as a trainer for her fellow agents She is suffering from what we now recognize as PTSD as a result of her time in Berlin ref His Majesty's Hope the previous novel Her early morning wanderings provide the first clue about what's happening around her when she sees a dead sheep covered in unusual blisters in the loch; not all is normal in the HighlandsIn the mean while Maggie's mother the Nazi spy Clara Hess is being held in London pending execution and is showing signs of multiple personality disorder or is she Not even her doctor can say for sure whether the professional actress is pretending or it's the real thingAnd for the other major plot point we have the Japanese planning their attack on Pearl Harbor with glimpses into the diplomatic process and some speculation as to how it failedThe series is peopled with characters both fictional and non fictional then SOE agent Ian Fleming and Prime Minister Winston Churchill just to name two and keeps the reader's attention Whether it's a death at a performance of the Vic Wells ballet at which point Maggie's knowledge of the rather obscure sciencetradition of floriography comes into play or the blithe lifestyle of the commanders at Pearl Harbor there is always something to keep the plot moving at a good pace as wellAuthor Susan Elia MacNeal has created a family of delightful characters to care about and puts them in plots that keep us turning pages well into the night I can't wait for the next one