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Agent Jack
Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter | Robert Hutton
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The never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated a network of Nazi sympathizers in Great Britain in order to protect the country from the grips of fascism June 1940: Europe has fallen to Adolf Hitlers army, and Britain is his next target. Winston Churchill exhorts the country to resist the Nazis, and the nation seems to rally behind him. But in secret, some British citizens are plotting to hasten an invasion. Agent Jack tells the incredible true story of Eric Roberts, a seemingly inconsequential bank clerk who, in the guise of Jack King, helped uncover and neutralize the invisible threat of fascism on British shores. Gifted with an extraordinary ability to make people trust him, Eric Roberts penetrated the Communist Party and the British Union of Fascists before playing his greatest role for MI5: Hitler's man in London. Pretending to be an agent of the Gestapo, Roberts single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathizersfactory workers, office clerks, shopkeepers who shared their secrets with him. It was work so secret and so sensitive that it was kept out of the reports MI5 sent to Winston Churchill. In a gripping real-world thriller, Robert Hutton tells the fascinating story of an operation whose existence has only recently come to light with the opening of MI5s WWII files. Drawing on these newly declassified documents and private family archives, Agent Jack shatters the comforting notion that Britain could never have succumbed to fascism and, consequently, that the world could never have fallen to Hitler. Agent Jack is the story of one man who loved his country so much that he risked everything to stand against a rising tide of hate.
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Reecaspieces
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Mehso-so

Review is up on my blog. Check it out https://reecaspieces.com/2019/11/18/agent-jack-by-robert-hutton-stmartinspress-r.... This is a biography and it is a bit slow in places.

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DGRachel
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Bailedbailed

I love spy thrillers and I was really looking forward to this true story of espionage, but boy is it dry! Because this was a NetGalley ARC, I gave it at least twice as many pages before bailing as I wanted to, just out of guilt and a sense of obligation. I‘m sure it was meticulously researched, but the writing style didn‘t work for me at all. It felt like reading a textbook. Almost 9 hrs for #mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litsypartyofone

MrBook Yeesh! I like them too. I‘ll go with your rec. 🙌🏻 2mo
DGRachel @MrBook Mine seems to be an #unpopularopinion based on what I‘ve seen on NetGalley and Goodreads, so I wouldn‘t let me dissuade you completely, but definitely a borrow before you buy warning. 😉 2mo
MrBook Lol. Your opinion holds value! 😊 (edited) 2mo
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DGRachel @MrBook Aww, thank you. 🥰 2mo
Andrew65 I second what @MrBook says 😊 2mo
MrBook @Andrew65 Keeping it real. *fist bump* 2mo
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DGRachel
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#weeklyforecast I‘m still behind on my original November plan. To catch up, I need to finish Agent Jack, which even though it‘s an ARC, if it does not pick up soon, I‘m going to bail. 50 pages in and it reads like a dry textbook. I need to start and read most of another ARC, The Ship of Dreams, and I want to read The Blue Eye and finish Gallows Thief.

Bookzombie The Titanic book looks really interesting! 2mo
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DGRachel
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It seems like it‘s been ages since I sat on the couch in the evening with a #bookandBailey. 😍 This ARC is a little slow to get going but interesting so far.

#Bailey #readingbuddy #snuggles #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #pibble #amstaff #spies #MI5 #WWII

LauraBeth Awww 😍 3mo
Hooked_on_books Sweet pup! 🐶💙 3mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 👍🏻❤️🐶 3mo
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DGRachel
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I need St. Martin's Press to stop sending me invites to ARCs on NetGalley that look so dang interesting that I cannot stop myself from accepting said invites. This one is out in November, so I'll be breaking my Scaretober list to be sure to get it read on time. #cantstopwontstop #myTBRwilloutliveme #toomanygoodbooks #bookproblems #firstworldproblems #pleasestop #notreallydontstop #readallthebooks