Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Excerpt & Giveaway: DRAGONFLY by Leila Meacham

DRAGONFLY
by
LEILA MEACHAM
  Genre: Historical / WWII / Espionage
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 
Date of Publication: July 9, 2019
Number of Pages: 576

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Roses comes a gripping new novel about five young spies embedded among the highest Nazi ranks in occupied Paris

At the height of World War II, a handful of idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the government, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds-a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer-all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of her or his own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly. 

Thus begins a dramatic cat-and-mouse game, as the group seeks to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. But...is everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft?


PRAISE FOR DRAGONFLY:

“Meacham’s impeccable pacing and razor-wire tension evoke the daily drama of life under a Reich whose French reign might have lasted little more than four years but felt like the thousand years that it threatened to endure.” ―Bookpage

"Meacham's nail-biting tale will please fans looking for an intricate story of spycraft and deception." ―Publishers Weekly

"Meacham ratchets the suspense ever tighter, while providing fascinating backstory on the intrepid five [American spies] as well as delivering a detail-rich portrait of Paris during the Occupation." ―Booklist

"Complex, epic, and rich in historical detail-an uplifting story of finding friendship behind enemy lines." ― Kirkus


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Excerpt from Chapter Sixty-Eight
of Dragonfly
By Leila Meacham

As the month edged into December and the year drew to a close, heavy snow began to fall in Paris, cloaking the city in an endless dreamscape of white, sculpting even trash in the gutters into fantastical monuments of artistic wizardry, the glacial silence of the blanketed streets so deep that a mere cough sounded like a small explosion.

Parisians would have found the fairyland of snow-draped trees and downy roof tops, icicle-studded eaves, and lacy windowpanes a beautiful setting for the celebration of Christmas but for the rumble of German trucks transporting weapons and soldiers and the disturbance of bull horns blaring German propaganda, oompah music, and the day’s orders to the population.  The presence of the Germans hung like a fog of pollution over the city, and hatred for the occupiers increased by the day as their restrictions against French citizens tightened, reprisals for the Resistance’s actions grew more frequent, and the hunt for food and fuel to stave off starvation and hypothermia became more desperate.  Only necessity drove the conquered out to the streets from the dubious safety and warmth of their homes.



Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Tumbleweeds, Somerset, and Titans.


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