The Darkest Hour: A Novel by Tony Schumacher - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Nov 07, 2015
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In this crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W. E. B.Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, a hardened, dispirited British detective jeopardizes his own life to save someone else...

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ISBN
9780062339386
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
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Book language
English
Pages
432
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PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
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3888 kB

Some brief overview of this book

In this crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W. E. B.

Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, a hardened, dispirited British detective jeopardizes his own life to save someone else and achieve the impossiblesome kind of redemption London, 1946. The Nazis have won the war and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. They even use it to control those who work for them.

John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, is one of those unlucky souls. Hes a man accustomed to obeying commands, but hes now assigned a job he didnt ask for and knows he cannot refuse rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women hes known his whole life. Robbed of his family by a Resistance bomb, and robbed of his humanity by the work he is forced to do, fate suddenly presents Rossett with an unexpected challenge that could change everything.

He finds a boy hiding in an abandoned building and is faced with a momentous decisionto do something or to look the other way. Yet whatever Rossett does, he will be pushed into a place where he could endanger all he holds dear. Played out against a city in ruin, a place divided between the conquered and the conquerors, The Darkest Hour is a tense, driving adventure thriller, a fascinating alternate history, and the unforgettable story of a man who will be brokenor be given a completely new lease on life.

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A few words about book author

Schumacher is a native of Liverpool, England. He has written for the Guardian and the Huffington Post, and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Londons LBC Radio. He has been a policeman, stand-up comedian, bouncer, jeweler, taxi driver, perfume salesman, actor, and garbage collector, among other occupations.

He currently lives outside of Liverpool. This is his first novel. a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, is one of those unlucky souls. Hes a man accustomed to obeying commands, but hes now assigned a job he didnt ask for and knows he cannot refuse rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women hes known his whole life.

Robbed of his family by a Resistance bomb, and robbed of his humanity by the work he is forced to do, fate suddenly presents Rossett with an unexpected challenge that could change everything. He finds a boy hiding in an abandoned building and is faced with a momentous decisionto do something or to look the other way. Yet whatever Rossett does, he will be pushed into a place where he could endanger all he holds dear.

Played out against a city in ruin, a place divided between the conquered and the conquerors, The Darkest Hour is a tense, driving adventure thriller, a fascinating alternate history, and the unforgettable story of a man who will be brokenor be given a completely new lease on life.

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