Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom...or death. Alone and despondent, she is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she's been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. As she waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story of her life to a reporter who is allowed to visit her in prison.
From Indian temples and Parisian theatres to German barracks in war-torn Europe, international best-selling author Michelle Moran, who expertly balances fact and fiction (Associated Press), brings to vibrant life the famed world of Mata Hari: dancer, courtesan, and possibly spy.