By Howard Blum
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
The ny Times bestselling writer of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre during this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the awesome American debutante who turned an Allied secret agent in the course of WWII and used to be hailed through OSS leader normal “Wild invoice" Donovan as “the maximum unsung heroine of the war.”
Betty Pack was once fascinating, appealing, and intelligent—and she knew it. As an agent for Britain’s MI-6 after which America’s OSS in the course of global warfare II, those characteristics proved an important to her luck. this is often the outstanding tale of this “Mata Hari from Minnesota” (Time) and the passions that governed her tempestuous life—a lifestyles packed with risky liaisons and death-defying missions very important to the Allied victory.
For a long time, a lot of Betty’s occupation operating for MI-6 and the OSS remained categorised. via entry to lately unclassified records, Howard Blum discovers the reality in regards to the beautiful blond, codenamed “Cynthia,” who seduced diplomats and armed forces attachés around the globe in alternate for ciphers and secrets and techniques; cracked embassy safes to scouse borrow codes; and acquired the Polish notebooks that proved key to Alan Turing’s good fortune with Operation Ultra.
Beneath Betty’s cool, specialist decision, Blum unearths a bothered lady conflicted via the very features that made her profitable: her loss of deep emotional connections and her readiness to possibility every thing. The final Goodnight is a captivating, provocative, and relocating portrait of an outstanding heroine whose undaunted braveness helped to avoid wasting the world.