On the eve of World War II, American journalist Lee Talbot witnesses Hitler's experiment in "total war," the carpet bombing of Guernica in northern Spain. It's a preview of the horrors Nazi Germany will unleash if Hitler's nuclear labs develop the atomic bomb first. Lee joins Churchill's secret operation to sabotage Hitler's project, but ends up babysitting the king of England's cousin, Lady Grace Talbot, a gifted pianist who fancies herself in love with an SS officer. When Lady Grace's parents die in a London bombing, she joins Lee's team as a 'pianist,' transmitting coded messages to British covert missions in Nazi-held territory. Soon, both women learn that, in the secret world of spies, they can trust no one. In a tale rich with historical detail, what happens to these two women exposes a secret England wants buried forever.
"Riveting . . ." Gayle Lynds, NY Times best-selling author of Book of Spies
"Compelling, disturbing and brutally honest . . ." Vicki Hinze, award-winning author of Acts of Honor and Deadly Ties.
"Historical fiction at its best." Robert Gandt, best-selling author of the Brad Maxwell military thrillers
"The reader will discover that there is no greater love than for a man, or woman, to lay his or her life down for a friend." Rita Gerlach, author of the Historical Romance Surrender the Wind.
"In The Consummate Traitor, Bonnie Toews delivers an edgy, espionage thriller in a beautiful story that haunts the reader long after the book is closed." Laurie Foston, author of The Magi Chronicles and Just in Time for You.
"In this brilliant novel, Bonnie Toews explores the spy world's murky twists and cunning treachery. Although there is plenty of intellectual intrigue, Toews doesn't forget the spiritual nature of her characters." J. Carson Black, author of The Shop, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The Dark Horse.