Staff Pick: The Saboteur
For those readers who enjoy World War II historical fiction, The Saboteur by Andrew Gross makes for first-rate reading. By 1943, both and the Allies and Nazis were each coming close to developing the atomic bomb. Norwegian resistance workers had gotten word to Allied espionage agents in London that the Germans were working feverishly on this project in the steep and forbidding mountains of Norway. With great skill, Gross details the detection by the Allies of the German efforts to build the atomic bomb and the subsequent planning of the raid to destroy the plant that was growing closer to closer to achieving German success with the bomb. Gross writes well of the challenging Norwegian landscape that had to be traveled over to reach the plant. His writing skills are also evident as he develops engaging characters who are determined to thwart the German efforts. Gross has written other books of World War II historical fiction and The Saboteur makes this reader want to explore his other works.
– Roy B.