Monday, 26 October 2009

The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey


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.

My take:~

Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey have combined their talents to create an authentic, fast paced novel of a unique time and place in history. The action takes place in multiple locations from Basel, Switzerland to the University of Heidelberg, Germany, the characters pivoting from one dangerous subterfuge to another, never sure whom to trust. I particularly enjoyed the characterisation of the talented yet naive Gabi, the suave Dieter Baumann and the brilliant yet confused Jospeh Engel as each try to make sense of the volatile world they live in. The plot twists mirror the treacherous deceit necessary to survive in wartime Switzerland and Germany and the story is a remarkable tale of sacrifice and survival. If you don't mind raising your blood pressure a few notches while reading, The Swiss Courier is a must read!

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for my review copy.

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Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book!

Tracey Bateman said...

This sounds like a super book! I'm definitely getting it!

Mike Yorkey said...

As the co-author of "The Swiss Courier," it was great to see the enthusiasm for our World War II-era thriller. Readers have been telling us that we've been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages.No one has been able to figure out how "The Swiss Courier" ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again. Mike Yorkey

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