by Susan Elia Macneal
The first of a multi-volume series set around World War II in Britain. In this book, it is 1940 and Maggie Hope has just graduated at the top of her college class. Her mind is the equal to any in British intelligence, but because of her gender, she can only qualify for work as a typist. But when she begins working at 10 Downing Street, her cleverness and gifts at code breaking come to the attention of the prime minister. Soon she is involved in undercover work of a highly classified nature that could alter the course of the war.