Today’s read is more evidence that a true life story can be more compelling than the best fiction: Code Name: Lise – The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis.

Playing out like a really good World War II-era spy movie, you have to stop every now and then to remind yourself this is the true story of Odette Sansom, whose mission, love, pursuit and capture will enthrall and ultimately inspire you.

About Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis:

“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.”

Code Name: Lise – The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.