Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear s New York Times bestselling series that seems to get better with each entry (Wall Street Journal). It s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square a place of many memories she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie s travel plans. Her nemesis the man she holds responsible for her husband s death has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers and finds herself questioning whether it s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .