The Spy Went Dancing Author:Aline, Countess of Romanones America's most captivating secret agent reveals how she recruited the Duchess of Windsor - in her spellbinding sequel to The Spy Wore Red. — American beauty, Spanish socialite, devoted wife and mother, spy: Aline, Countess of Romanones, made international headlines and bestseller lists with her dazzling memoir of World War II OSS adventures, Th... more »e Spy Wore Red. Now she returns with a tale of danger and intrigue even more exciting than the first.
It was 1966: the war has been over for more than twenty years when an ace operative, code name "Tiger," is called out of semi-retirement by the CIA for a crucial mission: to uncover a highly placed NATO mole who is gravely threatening U.S. security. But "Tiger" is no ordinary spy; she is Aline, Countess of Romanones, an internationally prominent socialite who can mix naturally in the right European circles and charm people into saying more than they intend to . She is the perfect operative to beat the mole at his own deadly game.
To succeed at her assignment, Aline knows she must recruit a secret partner-a trusted friend whose personal loyalty is unquestioned, a public figure whose social credentials are unsurpassed, a native American susceptible to the pressures of patriotism: in short, Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.
And then, in one of those extraordinary twists of espionage, Aline discovers that this assignment may give her the chance to close out some old business as well - a search for Nazi-lotged art treasures that was the most frustrating mission of her OSS career. The closer Aline comes to the mole, the more she comes to see that the two cases may be fatefully intertwined- and that the danger is just as great as it was twenty years before.
One of the most closely guarded episodes in the annals of intelligence comes to life with the drive and drama of fiction in The Spy Went Dancing. Moving from the drawing rooms of the ultrachic to harrowing encounters in dark, dangerous alleys, this is irresistible, real-life intrigue.« less