Facilitator: Jean Trumpy
Meeting time: 1st Monday of each month; 2 PM at Avalon Square, 222 Park Place
New members are welcome!
Either of the following two books by Susan Elia MacNeal.Both are Maggie Hope mysteries.
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante
December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt’s inner circle—as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.
The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent
Maggie Hope has been under the spell of the ‘black dog’ for what seems like an eternity. Her depression and post traumatic stress are taking over her life. She can hardly remember what life was like before she became a spy and had her life turned upside down. She’s been throwing herself into her work as a trainer at an elite spy institute in Scotland, trying to escape the ‘black dog’. Maggie has nothing to distract her but her work. John Sterling and her are not on speaking terms, her mother faces death at the Tower of London, and as a spy she doesn’t have ‘friends’ that she can talk to either.