Gertrude Legendre is one of the most fascinating characters to emerge from the history of American espionage in World War II. She was a woman who knew all the secrets—and who kept them even after the Germans captured her. But she was also a dazzling socialite in the Roaring Twenties, a huntress in some of the most forbidding terrain on Earth, and lady of the manor called Medway near Charleston. In Gertie, Kathryn Smith has given us, at last, the biography this truly extraordinary woman deserves.
— Christopher Dickey, author, Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South