The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

I read this book because it reminded me of that great film ➙ Enemy at the Gates.

The movie features a snipers’ duel between two of the best from the Soviet Union and Germany during the Battle of Stalingrad.

The Diamond Eye is based on the true story of a Ukrainian woman sniper in WW II.

In the fictional version, bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko evolves into a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. She becomes a propaganda tool for the Soviets who send her to Washington D.C. to try to gain support from the Americans. She is befriended by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

The plot kept me going. But, ultimately, this book was not nearly as good as Quinn’s Rose Code.

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