A Lion in Waiting
After surviving the massacre of his unit during the long retreat to Dunkirk in 1940, a British officer finds sanctuary from the Germans and escape from his responsibilities by assuming the identity of a female teacher. The same physical attributes that had been a handicap to Ian Wylie while serving King and Country allow him to carry assume this role with shocking ease. This new life is not without its hazards as Ian, now living under the name Diane Lambert, is drawn back into a war he barely escaped. A charismatic Resistance leader and a handful of young school girls enlist Diane's assistance in gathering intelligence on German activities for the British. Diane must tread a fine line as the naivete of her students and other girls dedicated to the Vichy government threaten to compromise her and their efforts. Not even the Allied invasion frees Diane from the hazards of war as the former officer is called upon to use long dormant skills to protect his secret and the girls he had come to cherish.
- Paperback | 279 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 485.34g
- 09 Feb 2011
- London, United Kingdom