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During one of history's darkest chapters, one man is determined to make a difference.
In the tradition of Schindler's List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler's foreign ministry. Recognizing that millions of lives are at stake, Kolbe uses his position to pass information to the Americans - risking himself and the people he holds most dear - and embarks on a dangerous double life as the Allies' most important spy.
Summoned from his South African post to return to Nazi Germany, Kolbe leaves behind his beloved fourteen-year-old daughter, a decision made for her safety that nonetheless torments him. And as he lives under the constant threat of arrest, he wrestles with the guilt of putting Marlene Wiese, a married nurse and the love of his life, in danger as they collaborate on Kolbe's clandestine work.
But no matter the personal cost, Kolbe will not be deterred. In scenes that pulse with suspense, he emerges as a towering figure who risked everything to save innocent lives - and Germany from itself.
©2015 Andreas Kollender (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Steve Anderson
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 01-18-18

Beautifully written and narrated WWII story of...

...spy Fritz Kolbe (AKA George Wood). Kolbe was an employee of the Germany Foreign Office in Berlin who was the most important spy for the allies in WWII. The story is fictionalized to a relatively small degree and it is dramatized with detail that is uncertain.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Maxwell on 11-08-17

Wow, what a read.<br />

My goodness. I have not been this captivated by a story in a very long time. More... More... Give me more .

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Fittpar on 02-11-18

Story so unreal

The story is so unlikely that I could not finish the book.
It portrays the Germans as totally unaware of what was going on so obviously right in front of them. A spy so stupid and could not keep a secret to save his life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nike on 11-23-17

Very interesting story

Makes a change from the usual le Care. But intriguing construct of how an insider diplomat could have helped the war effort. Quite exciting throughout. Thanks.

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