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Great war fiction and a strong heroine
on 28 April 2013
A beautifully crafted WWII thriller with an amazing story that embraces both the war and espionage genres and also has a strong romantic sub-plot. Wartime Paris must have been a very frightening place in 1940 with the Nazis about to invade and `In Pursuit of Platinum' makes you feel as if you are there facing the dangers and the uncertainty with Ben and Alena. I read it in two sessions and couldn't put it down. It moves along at a hot pace and I felt I was experiencing every step of their epic journey with them. What was particularly interesting was how the two main characters and their relationship developed and changed during the course of the story, and Alena came across to me as a very strong heroine. The `Shocking Secret' surprised me and left me wondering what the ramifications could be for us even today. For suspense, I rate it up with Ken Follett's `Eye Of The Needle' and Jack Higgins' `The Eagle Has Landed. It's great war fiction and I look forward to more.