To this day, mystery still surrounds Princess Noor as to why S.O.E.sent this gentle and careless young woman into extreme danger as a spy.
This novel is based upon the life of Princess Noor Inayat Khan, beautiful, naive, but careless-not prototype of a future spy. Born inside the Kremlin during 1914, but reared in Paris by protective parents from Peshawar, India, who keep her under a 6 p.m. curfew.
At of twenty-one, she falls in love with Paulo, an Italian classmate, at the School for Writing in Paris. The two innocents become lovers. Paulo's torn from her arms and drafted to the Italian Army.
Liberally spiced with accurate details, this spy adventure puts into perspective the crises leading up to and through World War II. In 1940, Noor flees to England, where she encounters extreme prejudice. She uses her sexual prowess with a British officer in order to be accepted for training, but only as a Wireless Radio Operator. Frustrated for three years, at last, she returns to France.
While childishly stumbling through exciting espionage exploits,her carelessness leads the Gestapo to her capture, where Noor remains defiant and manages two escapes before being betrayed.
Her amazing odyssey is portrayed as this princess evolves from innocence into a historical heroine.