With Europe in turmoil due to the tyrannical reign of Germany a small group of brave resistance soldiers fight from the inside to save France from being taken over completely. Together this ragtag group of individuals, including an English SOE, band together to form an alliance, this band of brothers is a family thrown together through necessity. Hiding in plain sight they form a bond that no one, not even Hitler can break. They even have the support of Pablo Picasso, but will it be enough to get through the war unscathed. With their black market supplies and procured weapons at the ready, these men and women will fight for their country, for their freedom, for their lives.
Targeted Age Group:: All
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I dreamt the prologue and I built on that. Having family on both the Allies and Axis sides, I have always had an interest in this era. I have always had great respect for resistance groups who without any training take up arms to protect their country.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
This is difficult to explain, my characters just appear in my minds eye, or on occasion I have a specific look of a character that I want in my story. The hard bit is putting what I see down on paper, so the reader sees what exactly what I visualize.
As the slim elegant girl in her early twenties with the long plated blonde hair, wearing a dark navy overcoat, buttoned to the top, walked down the dim, damp cobbled streets there was an essence of disaster, despair and decay in the air. The young female walked down the street as Nazi troops stood on every street corner of this once glorious capital city. Her hand was holding a steel flick knife in her pocket of her long dark overcoat and she gripped it ever tighter every-time an invading soldier looked in her direction. She had had friends who had been brutally taken advantage of by these 'disgusting parasites' and she would be put in front of a firing squad before that happened to her. A German SS officer gave her a smile and salute as he passed her and she just gave a forced, small smile back without stopping.
As she nervously walked down a dark, secluded alleyway she consistently looked behind her, she was alone down here and sighed as she came out the other-side. The young women checked the street before her, it was silent, not a person or soldier in sight. She crossed the road still looking for any sign of life and after a final check she slipped into the garage opposite, the door closed behind her with a quiet thud. The inside of the garage had next to no light but the confident girl new where she was going, she opened paint peeling red metal door and descended the concrete stairs before her before opening another metallic door which opened up into a room, alight with lit candles, humming with activity. She walked through the rooms with the many people giving nods of welcome. She walked past a group of young men all smoking and holding various machine guns. One of the young men, holding a Mark two Sten gun, most likely from one of the American or British secret weapon drops, wearing a tartan jacket and flat cap smacked the girls’ rear as she passed the group. She stopped in her tracks and faced the offending man, who had a wide grin on his face. She gave a seductive smile and walked elegantly over to the group, reached into her black purse which she was carrying and before anyone knew what was happening the young man had a German Luger pistol pointing at his testicles at nought point blank range. The young man now had a shocked look on his face, his rolled cigarette falling from his mouth. The girl smiled with her red lipstick lips and returning the gun, to her purse she turned and wondered un-fazed into the open room. She may look like a young professional business woman but this was war and she was in the resistance.
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