From Library Journal
Tyler Kent, a code clerk in the U.S. Embassy in London, stole and passed on secret messages between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill before the United States entered World War II and before Churchill became Prime Minister. Caught and stripped of his diplomatic immunity, Kent was tried in secret in London and spent the duration of the war in prison. The event was a footnote to history, but the book is not so much about Kent as about the loose environment in which embassies operated in the opening days of World War II. The story is extensively researched, so much so that background information on tangential characters slows down the narrative at times. Buy where there is interest in World War II books or in true spy stories.- Gary Williams, Southeastern Ohio Regional Lib., Caldwell
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