The Huntress
ISBN: 0062884344
EAN13: 9780062884343
Language: English
Pages: 560
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
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 hunter 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 fianc e, 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.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Nina Markova grows up on the icy edge of Soviet Russia, dreaming of flight and fearing nothing. When war arrives, she gambles everything to join the Night Witches, a 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 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 and after the Nuremburg Trials, he abandons journalism to become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Ian must join forces with Nina, but a secret could derail their mission unless they confront it. Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride grows up in post-World War II Boston, determined to become a photographer. At first delighted when her widowed father brings home a fiancée, Jordan becomes disquieted by the German widow who is hiding something. Armed with her camera and her wits, Jordan delves into her stepmother's past and discovers deeply buried mysteries. But Jordan's search for the truth may threaten all she holds dear.