The Double Agent Author:Hildegarde Tolman Teilhet Set in France just after the defeat of Germany, this exciting spy story tells of two Americans fleeing for their lives into the wild, high country of the Massif Central. — Three day after John Houten married Cally Smith he left her. A sudden assignment for a picture magazine in the summer of '39 swept him off to paint the Maginot Line, and befor... more »e ally could join him war broke out. Hoot then disappeared completely, last report indicating that he had turned collaborationist. Not until Germany had surrender could Cally get to Paris, when she eventually found an unfamiliar and much changed Hoot. Shabby, harassed, strenuously uncommunicative about his past, he seemed to be in trouble; how deeply, she discovered when an attempt was mad to kill them both. Events moved fast and Cally was scooped up in a perilous game of hide and seek. She learned Hoot's story and together they sought refuge in the beautiful but tortuous mountain country of central France. Hunted all the way they dodged from one crisis to another, scarcely knowing who were their friends and who their mortal enemies.
Filled with striking bits of local colr, this tingling escape story pictures the turmoil and tension of a postwar France facing the trials of reconstruction.« less