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II iiiiiii From secret agents to brain surgeons, it's all here Book Nook By Gerry Lore Special to the Cape Gazette "A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of wwIr' By Sarah Helm Right up front, readers may want to consider several observa- tions - "A Life in Secret" often soars as a powerful and com- pelling drama which vividly brings to life the unheralded exploits and tragic fate of British secret agents sent to German-occu- pied Europe in World War H. It also can be IX)RE frustrating, because despite the dogged research of the author, Sarah Helm, some facts and the exact Sarah Helm's tome is a sheer volume of information. truth about Atkins, the agents and other major players remains murky and elusive, even contra- dictory. Also, the sheer volume of information - names, locations and events - all intertwined, can become overwhelming. For example, British and German secret agents and French resistance fighters all had two or three code names each, which are used interchangeably. Helm's major effort is trying to piece together the mystery sur- rounding the elusive Atkins, who was the mentor and handler of agents who landed in France. She tries to unravel Atkins' life and career, which takes us from Russia to South America to Europe, Africa and the United States. Along the way, Helm tries to answer some important questions. How did Atldns get her position? Was she a Communist spy or Nazi agent? Did she send her agents to France, knowing they would soon be captured? If so, why? Helm's research uncovers star- tling and shocking twists and turns in the bizarre world of Atkins. Helm's other major focus is retracing the movements of some of the British women agents during their operation in France, through their capture, torture and imprisonment in Nazi concentra- tion camps. More than 100 British agents, including a dozen women, never returned from their mis- sions. Helm's description of how the agents operated and carried out communications and sabotage is fascinating. Readers with a special interest in World War H espionage may find "A Life in Secrets" to be their Continued on page 118 I Elegant dining in a cozy French atmosphere since 1980 NOW OPEN THURSDAY o MONDAY THREE CHARMING DINING AREAS AND ROOFTOP DECK. WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. ALL BOTTLES OF WINE ARE HALF-PRICE ON MONDAYS. DURING REHOBOTH BEACH MAIN STREET'S RESTAURANT WEEK ( MAY 1.6 ) WE ARE OFFERING EXCITING THREE COURSE DINNERS FOR $30.00 210 Second Street, Downtown Rehoboth Beach Reservations: 302.227-6494 PLEASE, COME DINE WITH US! I .... : KETELONE VODKA 80 PROOF 1.75 Itr. bottle 3797 SMOKING LOON WINES 750 ml. bottle CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, May 4 - Monday, May 7, 2007 - 117 7 97 STERLING VINTNERS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 750 ml. bottle CAPTAIN MORGAN SPICED RUM 1.75 Itr. bottle 2197 JOSE CUERVO GOLD -TEQUILA 1.75 Itr. bottle 29 97 VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL BRUT 750 ml. bottle 97 We have over 1600 wines in stock to choose from MOET WHITE KORBEL BRUT CORONA OR STAR Ex Dry, or Brut Rose CORONA LIGHT r btl. BOTTLES WILD HORSE SIERRA NEVADA PINOT NOIR PALE ALE 1800? SAAMTAGRGHRITA  STELLA 97 ARTOIS98 19'v,,m' 23 240-1giOE BAREFOOT BUD, BUD UGHT, COORS LIGHT, CHARDONNAY MILLER GEN DRAFT Or Select T, OR MILLER LITE 1119,t7 99f Ill btl. btl. ROBERT MONDAVI CONCHA Y TORO WOODBRIDGE CHARDONNAY FRONTERA WINES or  T Selm T, Stop in for our Weekly 1 0 1.95 ,tr 7 19,trTi Wine Tangs every .turday lpm-3pm 3197 75o#, CHATEAU STE MICHELLE RIESUNG BERINGER WHITE ZINFANDEL 8 195,tr7 CAVIT PINOT GRIGIO J Merlot, Pinot Noir or Rieslinc btl. btl. SEAGRAMS 7 JIM BEAM  GORDONS  CROWN WHISKEY BOURBON GIN 13 97 23001 14 97 1.75 Itr. 1.75 Itr. btl. . _..MI m m btl. SEAGRAMS VO JOHNNIE WALKER INVERHOUSE CANADIAN RED SCOTCH SCOTCH 1 91.'9,, 'r7 SMIRNOFF VODKA ABSOLUT VODKA POPOV 80 PROOF 80 PROOF VODKA 1 bt,. 97 btl. btl.