While Still We Live

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“Poland has not yet perished while still we live.”

English girl Sheila Matthews accepts an invitation to holiday in Poland, the country where her father died in mysterious circumstances. When German bombers begin pounding Warsaw, she decides against returning home and is recruited by the Polish underground. Playing a dangerous game as a double agent, Sheila must use all her skill to stay one step ahead of the Gestapo. But soon the Germans begin to suspect her and she flees to the forest, to be reunited with the enigmatic Captain Adam Wisniewski, now a wanted partisan.

Stalked by a ruthless Nazi officer, Sheila and Adam must decide where their loyalties lie: to the cause, or to one another.

Critics Review

  • “Helen MacInnes can hang her cloak and dagger right up there with Eric Ambler and Graham Greene”

    Newsweek, praise for the author
  • “More class than most adventure writers accumulate in a lifetime.”

    Chicago Daily News, praise for the author
  • “Helen MacInnes is totally original. No one writing today creates more realistic, more credible characters than she does.”

    Alistair MacLean, author of The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, praise for the author
  • “The queen of spy writers.”

    Sunday Express (London), praise for the author
  • “The hallmarks of a MacInnes novel of suspense are as individual and as clearly stamped as a Hitchcock thriller.”

    New York Times, praise for the author

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