Oct. 11, 1943 A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a shot at survival. The other has lost the game before it s barely begun. When Verity is arrested by the Gestapo, she s sure she doesn t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she s living a spy s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. They ll get the truth out of her. But it won t be what they expect. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure, and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy? Harrowing and beautifully written, Code Name Verity is the story of an unforgettable friendship forged in the face of the ultimate evil."