Monday, November 02, 2009

The Swiss Courier: World War Two fiction at its best!

This is historical fiction at its best! I was sucked into the pages of this book from the first page. And the final twist had me cheering! It was the perfect finish to an engaging and historically accurate novel. Don't mistake accuracy for boring -- this book is anything but. Instead, the characters were rich, the time and location perfectly detailed to transport you there without bogging you down. It truly was a perfect WWII read. Are there more in this series? Oh, I hope so!

She's risking her life to save a man she doesn't know. But who can she trust along the way?

It is August 1944, and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich following the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler's life. Gabi Mueller is a young woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) in Basel, Switzerland. When she is asked to put herself in harm's way to safely "courier" a German scientist working on the atomic bomb project into Allied hands, the fate of the the world hangs in the balance. This fast-paced, suspenseful novel will whisk you along the treacherous twists and turns of a fascinating- and deadly- time in history.

1 comment:

kristen said...

This sounds like a fantastic book. I love WWII books that are full of intrigue and danger! Keeps me on the edge of my seat just reading the summary!!:)


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