Eye of the Needle Author:Ken Follett It is 1944, only months - and then weeks - before D-Day. The Allies have set up an ersatz armada of ships and planes in East Anglia, clever shells to divert German attention to the shores of Calais, and away from D-Day's actual landing site of Normandy. It seems to be working. But if one enemy agent should learn of the plan, just one... — His cod... more »e name is "Die Nadel," "The Needle" - after his favorite weapon, the stiletto; he is Hitler's hand-picked agent, an independent man of extraordinary intelligence who has been 'out in the cold' long enough to scorn such home based establishment superiors as Von Braun and Canaris. He was planted in London years before. And now he has discovered the secret that will destroy the Allies and defeat the D-Day landing - if he can escape to Germany with it.
As "Die Nadel" moves quickly across England, he is tracked by a British Military Intelligence officer (MI5), a former history professor and once retired agent who has forsaken his medieval kings to get 'back in the game.' The murderous duel of ingenuity and endurance that follows, particularly as it intertwines with the life of a remarkable young woman, finishing in a terrifying climax on a storm-battered island, will make Eye of the Needle a new clasic in the WWII literature of suspense and adventure.« less