A Chance Kill is a wartime thriller-romance. Can an individual shape such a remarkable destiny, or is it all by chance?
This novel is inspired both by my Polish grandmother’s life on the run from the Nazis and the heroics of RAF crews sent to war in obsolete technology. It’s a thriller based around authentic events and real lives, researched with the aid of professional historians in London, Warsaw and Prague.
Dyta’s time on the run sets her on a path towards confronting the ultimate Nazi. Half a continent away, an RAF crew embark on Britain’s little-known first offensive of the war. Dyta’s destiny edges closer to theirs – and towards the Allies’ most brazen covert operation to strike at the Nazi elite.
But more dangerous than the enemy is the assumption that your enemy’s enemy is your friend.
A flavour from the novel:
The black-uniformed officer ushered Dyta to the open car door. She bent double through the doorway. In doing so, she plucked the capsule from inside the waistband of her skirt and sat down with a cough, her hand politely covering her mouth for a moment. Using her tongue, she carefully moved the pill back from her teeth. She would be strip-searched, beaten, interrogated, tortured and, eventually, killed. The Gestapo man squeezed down next to Dyta, slammed the door and tapped the driver on the shoulder. The car lurched away. Dyta thought over what she had learned and what she had failed to learn: her failures left her no other option.
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