The hair stood up at the back of my neck. Those letters meant something. And with the cipher machine, I'd worked it out myself. 1940. Facing a seemingly endless war, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference,
do something-anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. But when she accepts a position caring for an elderly German woman in the small village of Windyedge, Scotland, it hardly seems like a meaningful contribution. Still, the war feels closer than ever in Windyedge, where Ellen McEwen, a volunteer driver with the Royal Air Force, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a flight leader for the 648 Squadron, are facing a barrage of unbreakable code and enemy attacks they can't anticipate.
Their paths converge when a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and plants a key that leads Louisa to an unparalleled discovery: an Enigma machine that translates German code. Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie must work together to unravel a puzzle that could turn the tide of the war? but doing so will put them directly in the cross-hairs of the enemy.
Featuring beloved characters from
Code Name Verity and
The Pearl Thief, as well as a remarkable new voice, this brilliant, breathlessly plotted novel by award-winning author Elizabeth Wein is a must-read.
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Elizabeth Wein est nee a New York aux Etats-Unis, elle a vecu en Angleterre, en Jamaique et en Ecosse. Elle partage avec son mari Tim sa passion pour l'aviation. Ils ont tous les deux leur brevet de pilote et ont survole les Etats-Unis, le Kenya et la cote sud de l'Angleterre. C'est sa passion pour les avions qui a donne l'idee a Elizabeth Wein d'ecrire son roman Nom de Code: Verity.