SHORTLISTED FOR 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD, NZ BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULT
The sequel to Katipo Joe: Blitzkrieg. The astonishing journey of teenager Joseph St George (Katipo Joe) continues. Recruited by MI5, this time Joe is on a mission to infiltrate an elite group of Hitler Youth.
"I have been accused of whitewashing the Nazi leadership in my memoirs. Some people say I make them seem human. But therein lies the problem. I saw these men up close. They were human. If we think of them only as monsters and demons we may lose sight of the fact that they were very much like you and I. They had the same number of eyes, ears and limbs. If we forget what humans are capable of, we risk it happening all over again."
In Spycraft, Falkner's masterful telling of the astonishing journey of Joseph St George (Katipo Joe) continues. A teenage boy recruited by MI5, is this time on a mission to infiltrate an elite group of Hitler Youth.Joe travels to Germany, to the very heart of the Nazi spider web, where Adolf Hitler is making plans that will change the course of the war, and the course of Joe's life. In a world where one wrong word could bring catastrophe, he must compete with the other young people for a prize beyond his wildest dreams. But the consequences of failure are torture and death.From the war-torn skies over Germany, to the heights of the Eagle's Nest, this is Joe's story. Set amidst actual events, Joe's story is once again a tale of incredible heroism, unlikely romance and unbearable tragedy.
NZ Book Awards wrote "An unputdownable, heart-pumping tale of infiltration and war, with a very real historical thread woven through the action and intrigue of the narrative. The story begins with ‘Katipo’ Joe St George, teen spy, parachuting into wartime Nazi Germany through flak and flame, and the stakes are only raised from there. Brian Falkner’s masterful control of pacing clinches this book’s lasting and wide appeal to teen readers."
Young Adult Fiction