The Darkest Hour
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The Darkest Hour

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My name is Lucie Blaise. I am sixteen years old. I have many aliases, but I am none of the girls you see. What I am is the newest recruit of Covert Ops. And we are here to take down Hitler. After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations--a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets. My current mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it. But the deeper I investigate, the more danger I'm in. Because the fate of the free world hangs in the balance, and trusting the wrong person could cause millions of lives to be lost. Including my own.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 307 pages
  • 145 x 213 x 30mm | 408g
  • Scholastic Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0545801273
  • 9780545801270

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Praise for Caroline Tung Richmond'sThe Only Thing to Fear "Richmond makes an impressive debut with this alternate history . . . She twists history and throws in creative exploitation of superpowers to deliver a fast-paced adventure." --Publishers Weekly "Reminiscent of series like The Hunger Games and Divergent, but the alternative-history angle adds a spark of its own." --Booklist "The plot is fast-paced and will appeal to both historical fiction and science fiction readers." --Library Media Connectionshow more

About Caroline Richmond

Caroline Tung Richmond is the author of The Only Thing to Fear, as well as a freelancer writer. A self-proclaimed history nerd and cookie connoisseur, Caroline lives on a mountainside in Virginia, with her husband; their daughter; and Otto von Bismarck, the family dog named for the German chancellor (naturally).show more

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430 ratings
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