Book Review: ‘The Double Agent: A Novel’ By William Christie

Alexsi Smirnoff was trained to be an agent for the Russian Secret Service and was given a job in Nazi Germany as a spy for Russia during WWII. But Alexsi has had issues with being a spy for Russia and Germany and decides he’s going to run, until he saves Churchill’s live and is caught by the British. He convinces them to take him to London, where he gets a position as a British spy and tells them everything he knows about the Germans and how they monitor how England communicates with their network. When some Russians come to kill him, Alexsi is able to hold them off and gets a new assisgnment as a spy in Italy, as a German sergeant, where he can monitor and change messages that come in and are intercepted. This is a crucial time in the war, in 1944 as the allies are withing striking distance and Alexsi must use everything he has learned to keep himself alive and to save the lives of people around him. I really enjoyed this book. It’s a well-written story, with a great character in Alexsi, who is a bad-ass, and I didn’t want to put it down. A great fall thriller.

You can pick up The Double Agent in stores on Tuesday, November 15th from Minotaur Books.

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