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The Torch of Tangier

Author: Baron, Aileen Garsson Set In . . .
 Africa, Morocco, Tangier
Genre: Thriller
Time Frame: WW II
Published: 2007
Description: Who would have guessed that an ancient excavation would end in a modern murder...? Under the pressure of war, heroes arise in unusual places. In Aileen Baron's The Torch of Tangier , the main character is not a brave soldier stolen from his home; on the contrary, she is an archeologist. World War II transformed Lily Sampson's job into a nightmare. She should be uncovering Neanderthal artifacts; instead she is stuck in Tangier with the rest of the team, awaiting clearance to dig from Franco's Guardia Civil But that doesn't stop Lily from working. Recruited into the OSS, Lily is quickly part of Operation Torch whose mission is to gain control of French Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and to squash Rommel. And then, her work for her country's cause is interrupted by murder....
  
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