On Sale: July 19, 2016
Featuring: Mata Hara
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Mystery Historical | Suspense Spy
From the international bestselling author of Rebel
Queen and Nefertiti comes a captivating novel
about the infamous Mata Hari, exotic dancer, adored
courtesan, and, possibly, relentless spy.
1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell
awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari
is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges
she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of
thousands of French soldiers.
As Mata Hari waits for
her fate to be decided, she relays the story of her life to
a reporter who is allowed to visit her in prison. Beginning
with her carefree childhood, Mata Hari recounts her father’s
cruel abandonment of her family as well her calamitous
marriage to a military officer. Taken to the island of Java,
Mata Hari refuses to be ruled by her abusive husband and
instead learns to dance, paving the way to her stardom as
Europe’s most infamous dancer.
From Indian temples
and Parisian theatres to German barracks in war-torn Europe,
international bestselling author Michelle Moran who
“expertly balances fact and fiction” (Associated Press)
brings to vibrant life the famed world of Mata Hari: dancer,
courtesan, and possibly, spy.
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