The Secret of Highway House

Highway House is a name that, if things had been different, every one of you would have heard of, every one of you would marvel at and every one of you would know the story of. Why there might even have been a Highway House day, or a Lizzie McMorely day! But you don't and there isn't, and this is why.

Lizzie McMorely, newly graduated from Oxford, is recruited to train as an assassin at Highway House. But when sent out on her first ever mission; the assassination of Adolf Hitler, several factors Lizzie hasn't been trained for come into play: luck, betrayal and love.

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1. Prologue

Highway House was a typical Georgian-style farm house in the west-midlands; tall and grand with an air of superiority surrounding its elegant features. Its name held a strange sort of irony for the local people; it’s being, quite frankly, in the middle of nowhere. But those few who had lived within its walls during those remarkable few years in its history which marked the Second World War, knew that its name did not refer to its location at all but the traffic of information that had streamed through it, a traffic flow so congested that it could only be matched by those intellectual giants such as Bletchley Park. Yet the tale of Highway House’s war is not one of fame nor triumph, though it undoubtedly contains the heroism of most thrilling novels. No it is a secret buried by its own misfortune and shrouded by the adventure of a young girl who was its own undoing.

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