The Swiss Courier book review

08 November 2009

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I love stories that unfold in your mind, wrap around you, and seem to take you back in time. The Swiss Courier does exactly that. You feel like you are right there in the middle of all the action. It is a wonderful blend of history, mystery, and intrigue. I really enjoyed that the main character is a woman. How often do you find that in an intrigue novel? Full of plot twists and terms, believable characters, and lots of history, The Swiss Courier is just a fantastic novel. I give it two thumbs up. If you enjoy a great mix of history and suspense I think you will enjoy this novel.

About the book:

Set in Switzerland during August 1944, The Swiss Courier whisks readers into the height of World War II as Nazi threats mount and governments race to develop the world’s first atomic bomb.

Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working as a spy for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. She is asked to put her life on the line to safely “courier” a defecting German nuclear physicist—who’s working on the atomic bomb project—out of Germany and into Switzerland, sending her into enemy territory to keep him (and his secrets) safe from the hands of the Gestapo.

Your browser may not support display of this image. As Gabi takes on this do-or-die mission, 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?

About the authors:

Tricia Goyer
is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW’s Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana.

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 lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California.

Available October 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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