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Mata Hari arrives in Paris penniless yet determined. In a short span of a few months, she becomes the most desirable woman in town. She delights her audience as a dancer, she entices the richest and most powerful men as a courtesan. War breaks out, paranoia is paramount. Authorities start raising questions about her lifestyle and she is eventually arrested and accused of espionage. The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and paid the ultimate price.
What makes this book stand out?
This story of a woman who defied all convention and had to pay its final price.
Read it for
The determination of a woman to live life on her own terms.
Don't read it for
Happy endings. The narrative is painfully heartbreaking.