The Last Hope: A Maggie Hope Mystery (Hardcover)

All will be revealed in this no-holds-barred finale of the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–nominated Maggie Hope series as the intrepid spy teams up with fashion designer—and possible double agent—Coco Chanel to bring down the physicist behind Nazi Germany’s nuclear program.

“Intrepid Maggie Hope’s high-stakes mission is fraught with danger and moral questions. . . . A heartfelt story.”—Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of Three Hours in Paris

Maggie Hope has come a long way since she was Mr. Churchill’s secretary. In the face of tremendous danger, she’s learned espionage, sabotage, and reconnaissance. But things are different now that she has so much to lose, including the possibility of a family with John Sterling, the man who’s long held her heart.

British Intelligence has ordered Maggie to assassinate Werner Heisenberg, the physicist who may deliver a world-ending fission bomb for Germany. She’s shaken. An assassination is unlike anything she has ever done. How can the Allies even be sure Nazi Germany has a bomb? Determined to gather more information, Maggie travels to Madrid, where Heisenberg is visiting for a lecture.

At the same time, couturier Coco Chanel, a spy in her own right with ambiguous loyalties, has requested a mysterious meeting with the British ambassador in Madrid—and has requested Maggie join them. As the two play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Maggie tries to get a better understanding of Heisenberg, but is faced with betrayal and a threat more terrifying than losing her own life.

Maggie desperately wants to find her happily-ever-after, but as the war reaches a fever pitch, the stakes keep rising. Now, more than ever, the choices she makes will reverberate around the globe, touching everyone she loves—with fateful implications for the future of the free world.
Susan Elia MacNeal is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mysteries and Mother Daughter Traitor Spy. MacNeal won the Barry Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Agatha, Left Coast Crime, Dilys, and ITW Thriller awards. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593156988
ISBN-10: 0593156986
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Maggie Hope
“Intrepid Maggie Hope’s high-stakes mission is fraught with danger and moral questions. . . . A heartfelt story.”—Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of Three Hours in Paris

“Susan Elia MacNeal is masterful in her final, thrilling Maggie Hope adventure!”—Lynda Cohen Loigman, bestselling author of The Wartime Sisters

“Susan Elia MacNeal has done it again, bringing us one final heart-stopping and stylish adventure.”—Tara Moss, #1 internationally bestselling author of The War Widow

“An impeccably researched spy thriller with heart, The Last Hope will have readers turning the pages long into the night.”—Brenda Janowitz, author of The Audrey Hepburn Estate

“Rife with intrigue and rich with nuanced historical detail, the finale to MacNeal’s wildly popular Maggie Hope mysteries positively shines.”—Anna Lee Huber, USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Darby mysteries

“A triumphant finale to a magnificent series.”—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of A Cold Highland Wind

“Such an explosive finale to a thrilling series!”—Julia Kelly, author of A Traitor in Whitehall

“A thoughtful, brilliant concoction.”—L. A. Chandlar, author of the Art Deco mystery series

“A stirring conclusion to a series that has thrilled readers for eleven superb novels.”—James W. Ziskin, Anthony, Barry, and Macavity award-winning author of the Ellie Stone mysteries

“A stirring and satisfying conclusion to a magnificent series.”—Ashley Weaver, author of the Electra McDonnell series

“A triumphant conclusion to this amazing series . . . Highly recommended!”—Richie Narvaez, author of Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco