Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Ulterior Objectives - Scott Dennis Parker

I always enjoy a good World War II espionage yarn, and Scott Dennis Parker's latest novel, ULTERIOR OBJECTIVES, fits neatly into that category. Lillian Saxton, a supporting character in Parker's earlier novel WADING INTO WAR, takes center stage this time as she's sent to England on a top-secret mission for Army Intelligence in 1940. A former lover and classmate at Oxford is in Germany and wants to pass along some no doubt vital information to her. Needless to say, the mission does not go as planned . . .

Parker keeps things perking along nicely with good action scenes and some twists in the plot that I didn't see coming. Lillian is a fine protagonist, tough when she needs to be but hardly a super-agent. The ending of ULTERIOR OBJECTIVES makes me think we'll be seeing her again, and I certainly hope so. Recommended.

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