Less enjoyable than Hitler's Secret

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Having thoroughly enjoyed Hitler's Secret I was really looking forward to settling down to this book, by the same author.

I soon got to grips with the characters and the setting. It is clearly about the WW2 era, the way women are described and the hierarchy of professional life is classic. However I found the plot labouring at times and going over the same details of what they had to eat, how much alcohol was involved and whether the characters needed sleep. This detracted considerably from the plot overall, in my opinion.

At times I was engaged with the story and hoped the pace would pick up. There is the classic spy thread running through the story, with intrigue and the possibility of undercover/double lives permeating. I enjoyed the Swedish setting and Skipper character, every spy story deserves someone to help with the seemingly impossible.