Pucci Lewis is the co-pilot bringing a B24 Liberator bomber into Willow Run, Detroit. She is a Women's Air Force
Service pilot and has just completed her training as an undercover agent. En route to the office she stumbles
across a dead body. FBI agent Dante appears and identifies the corpse as a German spy. The FBI has long suspected
a link between Willow Run employees and the imprisoned German agent "Countess" Grace Buchanan Dineer. The
"Countess" has made a deal with the government to reveal the other German spies in the area, but has been slow to
Pucci is persuaded to become an inmate in the prison to try to become friendly with Dineeer and learn the
details, but this ploy fails. Pucci, following a lead from her incarceration, becomes part of a posh women's club
where Dineer had been a consultant. The club may be the center of a spy ring, and Pucci must uncover the truth
before any damage can be done to the country at war.
This is a welcome addition to the roster of female sleuths. Pucci is quick-witted, intelligent, loyal and
savvy. The history of the Women's Air Force is related in great detail: its development, the problems with
their uniforms, and its relation to the other services. This gives a very clear picture of the country in
wartime: the search for foreign spies, the stresses of wartime service.
A quick, easy read but well worth its trip in nostalgia...