Operation Blackbird (Brass Compass Series Book 2) by Ellen Butler – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Operation BlackbirdOperation Blackbird by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Operation Blackbird is a thrilling piece of historical fiction. With a Cold War setting, this is a treat for lovers of espionage. I’ve enjoyed other books by this author and this story continued that trend! It’s a companion to The Brass Compass, set during WWII, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

One thing I particularly loved about this book was the amount of historical detail. It was fun to see familiar brands referred to which I hadn’t realised were available in the 1950s!

This is a real page turner – once the story gets going, you’ll need to find out what happens next! Miriam has to rely on others to help her in her mission, but her world is full of double agents and people whose allegiance can easily be bought. So every new character brought in is both a relief and a source of additional tension. Keeps you on your toes!

With plenty of action and romance, I’d recommend this to all fans of spy novels! Particularly if you have an interest in the Cold War – there’s so much historical detail that it’s a real treat.

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