Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Swiss Courier

The Swiss Courier


Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

I've mentioned before that Tricia Goyer is one of my all time favorite writers. My family laughs at me because I talk about her as if I know her personally. I'm one of her gazillion friends on facebook and I probably say "Tricia said" or "Tricia did" several times a week! She writes in several genres, but my very favorite are her WWII books, and her latest book is a joint effort with Mike Yorkey. It is the best yet!

I have no idea how two people can collaborate on a work like this and have it end up so seamless, but this book rocks. Don't pick it up if you don't plan to finish it, though -- each chapter ends in such a way that you can't possibly close the book until you read more. From the first chapter you are transported into another time with characters so real you'll find yourself praying for their safety. This book has many surprises, twists, and turns. It will renew your faith in humanity and the courageous people who stood up to evil in another place and time. This is a must read!

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.

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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. To find out more visit her website:

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.To find out more visit his website:

Want to listen to an interview with the authors? Go HERE.

Now go buy this book HERE!

Thank you, LitFuse, for providing a copy of The Swiss Courier for me to review!

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