My Teaser Tuesday this week is from Comes a Horseman, book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.
Liang leaned against the canvas side of the truck, his eyes closed, but Ken doubted he was asleep. He’d muttered a few rude comments when they’d hit a rough patch of road but hadn’t complained or said much since they’d left Haguenau.
Sébastien too, had dozed on and off, but he was wide awake now and watching Ken. “I’m trying to figure out what your story is.”
“Story?” Ken asked. Unfortunately, Sébastien didn’t speak English, and Ken found he was struggling to understand some of his companion’s German. While Sébastien spoke the language well enough, his accent wasn’t what Ken was used to, so he’d had to ask him to repeat some of what he’d said.
“You’re definitely not German or French, and neither is Julien.” Sébastien frowned, as though considering his next words. “I heard you speak English last night. American, if I’m not mistaken?”
“I didn’t think you spoke English.”
“I don’t, but I recognise it, and I know you’re not British. The accent is wrong.” Sébastien gestured towards Liang. “So… my guess is that you’re working for the OSS and trying to get him out of France. He’s obviously well-educated and I suspect has the important information we’re supposed to help you get to the Allies. Benoit admitted he is German, so I figure he’s Jewish and getting out of the country while he can. At least that’s Arlette’s theory, although I wouldn’t be surprised if she changes it later. She said Michel could never turn his back on someone in need.”
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