Saturday, December 5, 2009

Review of The Swiss Courier

Okay, I love history, probably why I majored in it, so historical novels have a special place in my heart although I recently have begun to love reading them. I enjoyed reading this novel but at times I wondered if women were really used in this manner. Regardless it is a great story full of suspense and thrills with a touch of romance. I loved Gabi and her strength in danger. So often women characters are portrayed as weak and needing to be saved but not the case with The Swiss Courier. Really this would be a fun gift for Christmas for those who love historical fiction.

From Revell:

Thrilling WWII-Era Novel Filled with Suspense
and a Hint of Romance

Award-winning authors Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey join forces for the first time with the release of their thrilling World War II-era fiction novel, The Swiss Courier.

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.

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?


Mike Yorkey said...

Donna, as the co-author of "The Swiss Courier," it's great to see all your interest in our World War II-era thriller. There are a lot of plot twists, and readers have been telling us that we've been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages. Thanks for the positive review. I spent three years, off and on, working on the novel, so there's a ton of research, but it's all woven in the plotline. No one has been able to figure out how "The Swiss Courier" ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again, Mike Yorkey

Linda said...

Keep up the work. Your novels are great historicals. Thanks for all of your efforts.

Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you!!