The Red Rooster

The Red Rooster

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by Michael Wallace
     
 

Of all the desperate women in German-occupied Paris, Gabriela Reyes is the least likely to scratch out her survival as a whore for a Gestapo agent. After fascists murdered her mother and brother and tortured her father in an insane asylum, she hates the Germans as much as she fears them. But when she discovers the man responsible for destroying her family, she decides…  See more details below

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Of all the desperate women in German-occupied Paris, Gabriela Reyes is the least likely to scratch out her survival as a whore for a Gestapo agent. After fascists murdered her mother and brother and tortured her father in an insane asylum, she hates the Germans as much as she fears them. But when she discovers the man responsible for destroying her family, she decides to become his mistress to try to free her father and avenge her family.

Helmut von Cratz is a war profiteer using his wealth to undermine the Third Reich and is one meeting with an American agent away from ending the German occupation of France.

But Gabriela's sudden appearance as Colonel Hoekman's mistress jeopardizes Helmut's careful plans. Now he must decide: will he abandon his plans, or will he sacrifice yet another woman to the German war machine?

Editorial Reviews

NY Times Bestselling Author - Lisa Gardner
"Nail-biting suspense! Wallace delivers a first class historical page turner, expertly capturing the desperation and determination of an unlikely group of heroes as they seek to outwit the Gestapo in Occupied France." -- Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Catch Me

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481927468
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2013
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
571,002
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

I've trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.

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Red Rooster 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast moving plot with rather typical characters found in historical fiction: a strong female protagonist , a handsome war time German entrepreneur playing both sides, and the evil officer with a sadistic love of torture. The historcal setting creates a satisfying backdrop for the rather stereotypical plot and characters. The theme involving the lenghts one will go to survive is carefully integrated into the lives of the characters and provides a unifying thread .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were easy to get caught up in and root for or against. The writing was effortless and a joy to follow. The book was a great value, 850 pages of intrique. This author is one to watch.
Rosey2 More than 1 year ago
It's not your standard 'war' story. But a human story set in the times of the war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyable read, highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book.  I didn't like the characters so much at first but they grew and changed and by the end I liked them a lot.  And the evil ones I despised.  I thought the story was very good and it seemed to me that  it could have been a true story rather than fiction.  I would recommend this book  for people who want to remember how awful world war II Nazi Germany was.
avidreaderctb More than 1 year ago
A very good WW11 page turner of trying to outwit the Gestapo in occupied France. Characters well portrayed and believable. Highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love stories about WWII, especially in Germany, you will like this one. It keeps you guessing right up to the end. Highly recommend it!!
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KRatcliffe1 More than 1 year ago
Fast paced plot with creative twists, this book will be difficult to put down.  Historically accurate, the side plot showed how difficult life in occupied France was for the torn citizens.  Survival is a tough road, the choice made are not always the ones people would make during times of prosperity and peace.  Wallace's novel gives a good feel for how people made do in the worst of times. I will absolutely read more from this author.
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Scarlett60 More than 1 year ago
I would like to see Barnes & Noble add whether books are first or third person. I do not like first person books and when I purchase one in Nook, I am stuck when I discover it is now what I wanted.