A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary.
November, 1942. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much: what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets, who is lying, who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths. These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle.
When one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink – he’s only the first. As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape – not just certain death…but certain murder.
For what’s the most important thing Maggie Hope knows?
She must survive.
Praise for The Prisoner in the Castle:
“The colonel sums it up best on page 10: ‘If you take a pretty girl and teach her how to kill, it can cause problems.’ Not just problems – electrifying action and nonstop surprises. I loved this book!” (R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series)
“One pleasure of a mystery series is connecting with a character that changes and grows with each novel…. Maggie’s intelligence and loyalty to the war effort continue to evolve in [Susan Elia] MacNeal’s series…. Solid twists keep the plot of The Prisoner in the Castle churning until the surprise finale.” (Associated Press)
“Evocative.” (Publishers Weekly)