As the dark specter of the Nazis settles over Germany, two wealthy and educated brothers are suddenly thrust into the rising tide of war. Karl, a former soldier and successful businessman, dutifully answers the call to defend his country, while contemplative academic Gerhard is coerced into informing for the Gestapo. Soon the brothers are serving in the SS, and as Hitler’s hateful agenda brings about unspeakable atrocities, they find themselves with innocent blood on their hands.
Following Germany’s eventual defeat, Karl and Gerhard are haunted by their insurmountable guilt, and each seeks a way to escape from wounds that will never heal. They survived the war and its revelation of systematic horrors, but can they survive the unshakable knowledge of their own culpability?
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About the Author
Bobby Cole is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and president of Mossy Oak BioLogic. He is an avid wildlife manager and hunter and supporter of the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Cole is the author of four novels: The Dummy Line, Moon Underfoot, The Rented Mule, and Old Money. He lives with his wife and daughter in West Point, Mississippi.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a free ebook of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This book follows two Hamburg, Germany bothers and their families as they work their way though World War II. Both non-political, Karl runs the family clothing manufacturing company inherited from their father, and Gerhard is a mathematic professor at University. As the war progresses and oppresses, the brothers respond in various ways, trying to find a neutral line of reaction. This is a good novel, tense and a fast read, and one of the few I have found that presents regular German families in an empathetic light as they become ensnared in Hitler's machine. This is a book I will keep, and read again.