Code Name Devorah is the eleventh GMJ Book and the one where where we go into the future. I am often asked what happened further to Foxtrot and Angelique after the Egg Breaker War ended in Code Name Dawson or GMJ5.
In this book you are taken four years hence and the twins now toddlers and with Foxtrot and Geelslang farming on their ranch. They say they are retired. Angelique too says she is retired but as you should suspect, a spymaster like that simply never leaves the Great Game and they are shanghaied to help the MOSSAD with an operation in Somalia. They use South African manufactured and designed Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicles to great effect.
Without giving too much away it is a really good book to read as Angelique did not in anyway stopped from being “otherwise” and more dangerous than most making Foxtrot even more grey than what he already is. But it also shows a tender side of Angelique Dawson-Foxtrot. She wants a belated wedding reception and turns out to be a great mom for her kids. The best moment in the book and there are others too discussed below, is for me where she reveals her late husband's secret connections to MOSSAD. Old friends return in this book and each has its own agenda. In this way the book is a real spy thriller but also fast paste action describing mobile (mechanized) warfare combined with Special Forces. I loved writing it and it brought me many fond memories of the brilliant Ratels arriving in a cloud of dust to save our butts. I will not say so in public but we liked the “panzer” at such times and forgave them their superior attitude.
Technically the book is 100% correct as is all GMJ Books. Whatever is described with those Ratels (they are six wheel armoured fighting vehicles, like a smaller US Army Stryker) is exactly what happened before and I am sure many will recognise the one on the cover.
Another good part of the story to me, who wrote it, is where the twins are strapped onto Angelique and her French Minder (whose name is revealed per request of many) and they jump from a stricken aircraft. According to the children they were not alone on that jump, there were what they call “angels” with them. Now we often hear such things from small children and dismiss it. That is your prerogative but I liked the moment and I hope you will find the same enjoyment in Code Name Devorah as I did writing the book.