The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

Book - 2014
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London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs. He now answers to the SS, one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich. Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands, but he's now assigned a job he did not ask for and cannot refuse: rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women he's known his whole life. But they are not the only victims, for the war took Rossett's wife and son, and shattered his own humanity. Then he finds Jacob, a young Jewish child, hiding in an abandoned building, who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead. Determined to save the innocent boy, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit. But they are not the only hunters following his trail. The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him, too. Each faction has its own agenda, and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted . . . and all of them are deadly.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow ; HarperCollins, 2014
ISBN: 9780062339362
0062339362
Characteristics: 415 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Darkest hour : a novel

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athompson10 Dec 17, 2014

Thought this was going to be a story about redemption and salvation; instead it reads like a Robert Ludlum thriller. Not a bad thing, just not what I expected from the jacket blurb.

pw1040 Nov 27, 2014

I tried, but I couldn't finish this book.. Interesting premise, but the author is British and writes like he's British. Unfortunately, he doesn't write like Shakespeare. Ponderous writing style.

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