One enemy spy knows the secret if the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin--code name: "The Needle"--who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.
Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and dangerous machinations of the human heart.
Well paced adventure: Nazis and stilettos, August 2, 2003 Reviewer: mike waugh from Baton Rouge, LA Follett has written a very well-paced adventure novel that focuses more on the villainous Nazi spy than it does on the good guys: which is probably for the best since his action is more interesting anyway, especially when he meets a feisty farmer's wife on a storm battered island. Not only does the spy cold-heartedly kill his landlady, and stiletto countless other hapless Brits--he cuckolds a cripple and kills a dog! I'll never like Nazis again.