New Orleans, 1944.
Sabotage—that’s the word on factory worker Justine Byrne’s mind as she is repeatedly called to weld machine parts that keep failing with no clear cause. Could someone inside the secretive Carbon Division be deliberately undermining the factory’s war efforts? Raised by her late parents to think logically, she also can’t help wondering just what the oddly shaped carbon gadgets she assembles day after day have to do with the boats the factory builds….
When a crane inexplicably crashes to the factory floor, leaving a woman dead, Justine can no longer ignore her nagging fear that German spies are at work within the building, trying to put the factory and its workers out of commission. Unable to trust anyone—not the charming men vying for her attention, not her unpleasant boss, and not even the women who work beside her—Justine draws on the legacy of her unconventional upbringing to keep her division running and protect her coworkers, her country, and herself from a war that is suddenly very close to home.
Justine is the daughter of two physicists. But their death and WWII has changed her course in life. She is now working in a factory. She is building some kind of radio parts for the war. But, she knows there is something strange going on. She thinks someone is trying to sabotage their work and she is on the hunt to find out who and why!
Justine is one smart cookie! But, being a woman, she knows her choices are limited. But, this does not stop her from getting herself in a tough situation. She is determined to save her friends and everyone around her.
I fluctuated between 3 and 4 stars on this read. I settled on 4. Basically because I enjoyed the strong women in this book. But the story is a bit contrived and a bit far fetched in places. However, like I said, the women keep this story moving! Plus, I enjoyed the science in this book. And there is a good bit of it.
The narrator, Kimberly M. Wetherell did a very good job, especially with all the different voices. Now, I did think her New Orleans accent needs a bit of work…but what do I know.
Need a good WWII espionage story…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.