From Publishers Weekly
Bestselling authors Goyer (Night Song
) and Yorkey (Every Man's Battle series) collaborate for the first time in this WWII novel that centers around real historical events. Goyer and Yorkey open their text with a brief primer on the unsuccessful 1944 attempt on Adolf Hitler's life (dramatized in the movie Valkyrie
). This story takes off immediately following that event; Hitler, bent on revenge, goes after anyone remotely capable of injuring him and sets up countless spies in key positions to take out persons with even the slightest Jewish heritage. Gabi Mueller, a Swiss-American woman who works for the American Office of Strategic Services, finds herself enlisted in safecracking, a job for which she is highly skilled. As Gabi seeks to make a difference in the face of evil, she is asked to help rescue a German physicist who is working on the atomic bomb. While her loyalties are not in question, Gabi struggles over whom to trust as the stakes become life and death. Goyer and Yorkey do a fine job presenting realistic characters and wartime scenarios; some readers, however, might find the sheer number of plot locations difficult to follow. (Oct.)
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From the Back Cover
She's risking her life to save a man she doesn't know. But whom can she trust along the way?
It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich after an attempt on 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 Switzerland. When she is asked to put herself in harm's way to safely "courier" a German scientist who is working on the atomic bomb out of enemy territory, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
"A gripping, fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and derring-do set in the waning days of the Second World War. I enjoyed everything about The Swiss Courier
. . . the wonderful characters, the rich atmosphere, and the truly exciting story. A winner!"--Christopher Reich, New York Times
bestselling author of Rules of Vengeance
"Fabulous! An unforgettable story of faith and courage when faced with the highest of stakes."--Amanda Cabot, author of Paper Roses
"Sizzles like a 24
episode with a World War II twist. The pulsating action and plot twists will keep you riveted."--Bob Welch, author of American Nightingale
and coauthor of Easy Company
"A tense, fast-paced thriller . . . a masterful blend of history and intrigue."--Kathleen Fuller, author of The Royal Regency Mystery Series and A Man of His Word
Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books, including Night Song
and Dawn of a Thousand Nights
, both winners of the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance.
Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including the bestselling Every Man's Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey previously lived in Switzerland.