Friday, April 9, 2010

Book Review: The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

Book Description:
It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.

My thoughts:
I love books set in World War II and The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey was not a disappointment. This was a very suspenseful and fascinating read. It was hard to put it down! Since I had just read No Less Than Victory by Jeff Shaara and it was a wonderful backdrop to have for the setting of this book. If you love spy stories, romance and suspense you will enjoy The Swiss Courier.

1 comment:

  1. Since you love books set in WW2 check out A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. It will be touring my blog on Monday the 12th, but I just finished it, and couldn't put it down. I read 415 pages in a few hours. It was THAT good.

    Great review on The Swiss Courier. I love Tricia Goyer books.



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