She was 17 when she she left home for Indonesia, certain that she’d found the man of her dreams. But the heart has a way of playing games—games we don’t always win and Prince Charming sometimes wears a mask.
A few years after their whirlwind marriage began, Leila’s abusive husband meets a tragic end. Disillusioned and battered, she makes her way back to Europe where she joins the Kriegsnachrichtenstelle, an espionage training center with a special emphasis on recruiting female agents.
There, she slowly picks up the pieces of her shattered life. Under the tutelage of Elsbeth Schragmüller , the Fräulein Doktor, Leila is transformed into a strong, confident leader, ready to take on a high-level mission.
Then she meets Malcolm and nothing will be the same again.
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