Hannie Schaft, a young woman with a fierce sensitivity to injustice, is drawn inexorably into the fight against Hitler's regime when the Nazis overrun Holland. At first the experience of participating in an underground resistance movement is intoxicating. Hannie and her lover plot and carry out the assassinations of important figures. By night Hannie seduces Nazi soldiers, lures them away from the clubs, and shoots them. But as the "Hunger Winter" intensifies and the Germans, sensing defeat imminent, become ever more desperate, the now-notorious Hannie risks losing everything. Based on a true story, this novel of love and death in the darkest hours of World War II is tinged with conviction and hope.