Code Name: Lise. The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

Code Name: Lise. The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

The true story of the woman who became WWII's most highly decorated spy

The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill.

As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris’s Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues.

In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love—of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher.

Title:Code Name: Lise. The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501198656

    Code Name: Lise. The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy Reviews

  • David Eppenstein

    I am giving this book my rare 5 star rating. To earn that fifth star a book must possess a WOW component and much to my surprise this book delivered. This book is a history. In fact, it is a biography...

  • Dave

    Not too often, but once in a while, a true story is so intense, thrilling, and adventurous that reading it you just might think you're reading fiction. Filled with espionage, war, romance, torture, im...

  • Jean

    The biography of Odette Sansom Churchill (1912-1995) is absolutely amazing. Odette was a French woman married to an Englishman. She left her husband and three children to return to occupied France as ...

  • Julie

    This is an incredible story of war, intrigue, love and a whole lot of courage! It is the story of Odette Sansom whose moral code would not allow her to sit back and do nothing as the Nazi made their m...

  • Lou

    Code Name: Lise may be a non-fiction espionage epic that will likely be categorised alongside all the rest, but don't make the mistake in thinking that this is merely your average read. This extraordi...

  • Ed

    Riveting account of a spy's dangerous (especially if captured) life in WW II France. Some of the prison scenes with the Gestapo captors are a little graphic. The account is fast-paced and well told. ...

  • RoF

    I received a free copy thanks to Goodreads.This biography is interesting to discover Odette Sansom's life during WWII. However, since it is not the first biography, without reading the previous ones i...

  • Joseph Finder

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy, and it's just splendid: a grand adventure, part thriller, part love story, full of wonderful details about the tradecraft of wartime espionage and the names o...

  • Giselle Bradley

    4.5 Stars...

  • Dick Reynolds

    It’s 1942 and German troops have occupied most of Europe. A French woman named Odette Sansom wants to do her part to fight the Germans and manages to become a spy code-named Lise. She joins forces ...