The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond

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My name is Lucie Blaise.
I am sixteen years old.
I have many aliases, but I am none of the girls you see.
What I am is the newest recruit of Covert Ops.
And we are here to take down Hitler.
After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations--a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets.
My current mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it. But the deeper I investigate, the more danger I'm in. Because the fate of the free world hangs in the balance, and trusting the wrong person could cause millions of lives to be lost. Including my own.
 

About Caroline Tung Richmond

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Caroline Tung Richmond is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the BALTIMORE SUN, HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN, and USAToday.com, among other publications. THE ONLY THING TO FEAR is her debut novel. Caroline lives in Washington, DC, with her husband; their daughter; and Otto, the family dog named for the German chancellor (naturally).
 
Published July 26, 2016 by Scholastic Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 8 Up—Following the loss of her brother on the African front in World War II, American Lucie Blaise joins a covert operations group in France. Tasked with unspeakable acts of espionage, Lucie and a cadre of other fearless women work tirelessly for the Allies. When a young Austrian comes forward...

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