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Author Schumacher, Tony, 1967-

Title The darkest hour : a novel / Tony Schumacher.

Publication Info. New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  SCHUMACHER T    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC SCHUMACHER    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Fiction - WOLY-11  FICTION SCHUMAC    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 415 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossible--redemption.London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs. He now answers to the SS, one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich.Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands, but he's now assigned a job he did not ask for--and cannot refuse: rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women he's known his whole life. But they are not the only victims, for the war took Rossett's wife and son, and shattered his own humanity.Then he finds Jacob, a young Jewish child, hiding in an abandoned building, who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead.Determined to save the innocent boy, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit. But they are not the only hunters following his trail. The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him, too. Each faction has its own agenda, and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted. and all of them are deadly. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The terrible struggle that was WWII is over, the Germans have won and now occupy London, but it's up to a hardened British detective to turn the tables, save someone's life, and achieve what he has believed was impossible--redemption--in this crackling thriller debut"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Government investigators -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Jewish orphans -- Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Thrillers.
London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Alternative histories (Fiction).
Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9780062339362 hardback
0062339362 hardback
9780062339379 trade paperback
0062339370 trade paperback

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