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The Huntress

The Huntress
 

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 grou... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781982608194
Barcode 9781982608194
Published 26 February 2019 by HarperCollins
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Quinn, Kate
Read by Maarleveld, Saskia
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ISBN-13 9781982608194
ISBN-10 1982608196
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 26 February 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Quinn, Kate
Read by Maarleveld, Saskia
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Espionage & Spy Thriller Fiction
Historical Fiction
War Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 165mm
Spine: 51mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Journalists, Historical fiction, World War, 1939-1945, War correspondents, Audiobooks
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted... Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fianc e, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother's past--only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Well-researched and vivid segments are interspersed detailing Nina's backstory as one of Russia's sizable force of female combat pilots (dubbed the Night Witches by the Germans), establishing her as a fierce yet vulnerable antecedent to Lisbeth Salander. Quinn's language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company. -- Kirkus Reviews A suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge...This exciting thriller vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution. -- Publishers Weekly An impressive historical novel sure to harness WWII-fiction fans' attention. -- Booklist (starred review)

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Author's Bio

Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia. Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award-winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.

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