Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Swiss Courier

Authors: Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey
Publisher: Revell
October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3336-0
Genre: Inspirational/ historical

August 1944, and an attempt has been made on Adolf Hitler’s life. While the attempt was unsuccessful, it fueled the Gestapo into mercilessly rounding up suspecting enemies of the Third Reich.

Gabi Mueller is a Swiss-American working as a translator in Switzerland. When her boss discovers her talent in cracking safes, he starts utilizing her in some activities that could be considered very dangerous. But it doesn’t stop there. Soon Gabi finds herself working with a top-secret spy ring…

Joseph Engle is a German physics whiz, working on perfecting a nuclear bomb, who has no idea that the Gestapo has targeted him as an enemy of the Third Reich. Born to Jewish parents and adopted out when his parents died when he was an infant, Joseph doesn’t even realize that he’s Jewish. So discovering this fact makes him physically ill—especially when he finds himself on the run. The fate of the entire war hangs in the balance...

THE SWISS COURIER is another World War II winner by acclaimed author, Tricia Goyer. I was eagerly awaiting the release of this title and it didn’t disappoint. World War II is my favorite historical time period to read about, and even so, I did learn some things that I didn’t know in this book. Things I was stunned to hear my high school senior mention to me as I read this book, which he was learning in one of his classes.

Gabi is a very real heroine, and she won my heart from the beginning. I also couldn’t help but care for Joseph. The plot was fairly predictable, but there were some unexpected twists that kept it interesting. I literally couldn’t put THE SWISS COURIER down. Don’t miss this book. It is an awesome read. $13.99. 322 pages.

About the book!
It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.

About the authors:
Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website:
Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including the bestselling Every Man's Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California.To find out more visit his website:

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Available October 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

Mike Yorkey said...

Laura, as the co-author of "The Swiss Courier," it's great to see your interest in our World War II-era thriller. Readers have been telling us that we've been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages, so thanks for the positive review. I spent three years, off and on, working on the novel, so there's a ton of research, but it's all woven in the plotline. No one has been able to figure out how "The Swiss Courier" ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again, Mike Yorkey