The Parachutist's Daughter [NOOK Book]

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Gabriella, a striking, thirty year old Austrian Holocaust survivor is the driving force behind a secret Jewish organization (Nokmim) that hunts down Nazi criminals for the singular purpose of retribution. But her group, and much of the purpose of her life, is dying out. Flush with the success of capturing Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, Gabriella’s compatriots are turning away from the unsavory, back alley justice that is her specialty. Resistant to the changing tides, Gabriella heads to Central America on ...
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Gabriella, a striking, thirty year old Austrian Holocaust survivor is the driving force behind a secret Jewish organization (Nokmim) that hunts down Nazi criminals for the singular purpose of retribution. But her group, and much of the purpose of her life, is dying out. Flush with the success of capturing Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, Gabriella’s compatriots are turning away from the unsavory, back alley justice that is her specialty. Resistant to the changing tides, Gabriella heads to Central America on what could be her final assignment; tracking down Friedrich Guderian, an SS Major renowned for brutality in Chelmno and Treblinka concentration camps. Her search leads her to the Central Highlands of Nicaragua, where she crosses paths with Christian Logansfriar, a German missionary. Gabriella is forced to take up residence in a remote village while she tries to determine if Christian, a seemingly good and devout Catholic priest, is in fact the Nazi butcher, Friedrich Guderian.
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"McNulty unfolds the complex story with care and a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue...A fast-paced and deeply enjoyable debut novel..." Kirkus Reviews
Susan Isaacs
"The Parachutist's Daughter is Angelina Jolie meets Inglorious Basterds: a sexy thriller, suberbly written, filled with divine and profane vengeance." Susan Isaacs, author of Angry Conversations With God
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013024465
  • Publisher: Bashton Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 326 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Engaging and smart

    This book grabs you from the start and doesnt let go. We see life through the eyes of a young Holocost serviver who has found her own way of dealing eith her tortured past. In her persuit to avenge the past she finds her own ideals challenged. This book will leave you asking questions about our capasity to change and the choices we decide to live with in our lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    A Thoroughly Enjoyable Read

    Once I picked up The Parachutist's Daughter, I had diffiiculty putting it down, even when it was time to go to bed. It was a fascinating read and very entertaining. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an interesting and easy read. It was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Great story

    Couldn''t put the book down. Mc NULTY exposes holocoust crimes tjrough the personal sfory of a Jewisj girl out to avenge her family's memory. Beautifully written. Waiting for the sequel.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    A MUST READ

    I read a lot of fiction and have to say this book is very well written. It's one of those you have a hard time putting down. From the opening chapter, I was immediately drawn in to the story of the main character, Gabriella. She is not your typical Holocaust survivor, to be sure. What intrigued me about this complex character was that she was both a victim and a perpetrator of violence. I really like how the author has interwoven the story against the backdrop of actual events. The book commences at the time of Adolf Eichmann's capture by the Mossad in 1960 - a watershed event for all Holocaust survivors. Even the title, which I was initially puzzled over, is tied to an actual (murderous) practice employed by the SS at Mauthausen Concentration Camp. It almost seemed farfetched, but it actually happened (looked it up on Wikipedia!) I didn't know anything about Mauthausen - the author did an excellent job bringing it to life (in all its brutality). The hunt for Gabriella's last Nazi reads like a good spy thriller. You don't find out until the very end whether she has the right man or not. This author reminds me a little of some old school historical writers from the previous generation, like John Jakes or Leon Uris. I assume the author has written other books, but couldn't find anything else on Nook. In any event, I highly recommend this book.

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