Based on a true story, this "People" magazine "Page-Turner of the Week" begins in 1944 as the Allies prepare to invade Europe. The French Resistance plans an attack of its own, but things go horribly wrong. British secret agent Felicity "Flick" Clariet is recruited for an operation using female spies to thwart plans to warn the Germans about the upcoming invasion of Normandy.
Jackdaws is one of the most stirring, successful, and popular thrillers of Ken Follett's career-a patriotic adventure that has won the hearts of readers and critics alike. But perhaps People magazine said it best: Returning to the World War II setting of his bestselling thrillers Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt.
The book's celebration of uncommon courage and unlikely heroes couldn't be better timed...a distaff Dirty Dozen. --People
With its vivid characters, suspense, patriotism, and examples of supreme bravery, Jackdaws is a fitting tribute to the women of World War II. --Orlando Sentinel
Compelling reading...great entertainment. --The Baltimore Sun
A very entertaining, very cinematic thriller about a ragtag, all-female band of British agents, code-named Jackdaws, sent to blow up a key telephone exchange in France on the eve of D-Day...[Jackdaws] promises to be one of Follett's most popular novels ever.
Cleverly plotted...the characters are sharply drawn and fully realized [and] the pace is rapid-fire. --Minneapolis Star-Tribune
A sort of distaff dirty (half) dozen. They don't come any tougher, smarter, braver, or, for that matter, deadlier than Major Felicity (call her 'Flick') Clairet. Quintessentially female and sex
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