Those seeking nonfiction thrills should look no further than Double Cross by Ben Macintyre (Crown). The bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat tells the true story of the D-Day spies. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, and won one of the fierest battles of the war with a surprising lack of casualties.
Double Cross is the untold story of Operation Fortitude, which plotted and supported the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which turned German spies into double agents — agents who tricked the Nazis into believing that the attack would come elsewhere. The Operation was the most successful deception of the war, keeping Hitler far off the mark, and crippling the Nazis on that fateful day. Macintyre documents this amazing story with gripping panache, sealing his reputation as one of our greatest historians.
— Chris Avena