By Mark Simmons
John Eppler inspiration himself to be the ideal undercover agent. Born to German mom and dad, he grew up in Egypt, followed through a filthy rich kinfolk and was once expert in Europe. Fluent in German, English and Arabic, he made the Hadj to Mecca yet was once extra at domestic in excessive society or vacationing the wilderness on camelback along with his followed Bedouin tribe. After becoming a member of the German mystery provider in 1937, in 1942 he used to be despatched around the desolate tract to Cairo by way of box Marshal Rommel.
His advisor was once the explorer and Hungarian aristocrat Laszlo Almasy, a guy made well-known by way of the booklet The English sufferer. Eppler's project, Operatin Condor, was once to infiltrate British military Headquarters and notice the 8th Army's troop routine and conflict plans.
In The Rebecca Code, Mark Simmons unearths the tale of Operation Condor and its comedy of blunders and the way it was once foiled through significant A W 'Sammy' Sansom of the British box safety carrier. it's a story of the wilderness, of the hotbed of intrigue that was once Nineteen Forties Cairo, and the secret agent who was once to ship his reviews utilizing a code in response to Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca.