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The Darkest Hour

By Caroline Tung Richmond   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545801270 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.8" x 8.54" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545801287 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Never underestimate a pretty face.

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 agent of the CO-7.

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, DC, 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 infiltrate, 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.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Caroline Tung Richmond’s The Only Thing to Fear

“Richmond makes an impressive debut with this alternate history . . . She twists history and throws in creative exploitation of superpowers to deliver a fast-paced adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

“Reminiscent of series like The Hunger Games and Divergent, but the alternative-history angle adds a spark of its own.”” —Booklist

“The plot is fast-paced and will appeal to both historical fiction and science fiction readers.” —Library Media Connection