September 01, 2018

#ReleaseDay: Oslo Spies (Phyllis Bowden, 2) by @jeanne_harrell

Norway is a destroyed country at the end of World War II. After a relentless German occupation, Norwegians have lost more than imports and exports, everyday goods and services, communications and social events. Norway lost more than 10,000 men and women in the resistance as well as in slave labor and concentration camps scattered throughout Europe. Norway lost hundreds of teachers and religious leaders who died resisting Vidkun Quisling, the head of the Norwegian Nazi Party. Quisling’s demands for Nazi indoctrination to be taught in schools and churches forced teachers and pastors to quit their posts and work underground. Perhaps worst of all, Norwegian children were deprived of their childhoods, a most precious commodity.


It seems a horrendous assignment for Phyllis Bowden, a young woman in military intelligence assigned to the Office of the Military Attache in the American Embassy in Oslo. Her official tasks include intelligence duties and finding families of lost loved ones. These duties, as tough as they may be, pale when she’s faced with something that occurs outside the office. One night Phyllis finds a runaway child in a cafĂ© bathroom one night, a little girl labeled a quisling because her Norwegian mother married a German officer. A contentious purge has overtaken the country and quislings are not to be tolerated. But the girl has been tortured and abused by the time Phyllis finds her. She's faced with the conflict of doing the right thing or doing what the government dictates. Either way could have international complications.


Meanwhile the love of her life, Joe Schneider, an Mi5 agent, has disappeared in Romania while on assignment and it's a race to find out what's happened to him. Between nerve-wracking tasks in her job, trying to decide the fate of the little girl and being heartbroken over Joe’s disappearance, Phyllis is in for the struggle of her young life and intelligence career.
 
 

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Biography

SJ Slagle is an award winning historical fiction novelist. Her book, London Spies, received the B.R.A.G. Medallion for excellence in historical fiction. She is a celebrated mystery and suspense writer and author of the Sherlock and Me mystery series.
A teacher and nonfiction writer for most of her career, she taught in high schools and community colleges in Florida, California and Nevada. She began her writing career with the the Floyd Sisters Mysteries as Sinda Cheri Floyd and went on to write western romances as Jeanne Harrell including these bestselling series: Rancher, the Westerners and These Nevada Boys with picturesque settings in the wild west of Nevada.


Find information about SJ Slagle on these sites:
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Relatively new on the scene, SJ has increased her reader base by leaps and bounds the last few years and looks forward to new readers discovering her work.
















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