The Huntress A Novel Author:Kate Quinn From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Alice Network, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America?based on a true story.In the aftermath of war, the hu... more »nter becomes the hunted?Bold, reckless Nina Markova grows up on the icy edge of Soviet Russia, dreaming of flight and fearing nothing. When the tide of war sweeps over her homeland, she gambles everything to join the infamous Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on Hitler?s eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive.British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with brazen, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. But there?s one minor fact that might get in the way of Ian's mission?a secret that he and Nina share. And the chase for the former Nazi forces them to confront it.Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride grows up in post WWII Boston, determined despite family opposition to become a photographer. At first delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancée, Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Armed only with her camera and her wits, Jordan delves into her new stepmother?s past and slowly realizes there are mysteries buried deep in her family. But Jordan?s search for the truth may threaten all she holds dear. « less
I really did not want this book to end. It was so well written with alternating revealing chapters that tied into into each other seamlessly. I just had to take a moment to say, "This is amazing!" and then hurry to read on to the next chapter and the next. Truly one of the best books I have read in a long time. I especially loved the Russian women pilots that made you feel like you were one of them. The thrilling story is centered around a post WWII search for the cold-blooded killer, "The Huntress." I highly recommend this one!