The Black Orchestra by JJ Toner
(WW2 spy thriller)

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WW2 Germany. The German war machine has invaded Poland and is advancing west toward France. In Berlin Kurt Muller, an Abwehr signalman, discovers a colleague lying dead at his radio receiver. The criminal police dismiss the death as suicide, but Kurt is not convinced. Kurt follows a trail of mysteries, witnessing several atrocities that expose the Nazi regime for what it truly is. When the trail leads him to the German resistance, he faces the most difficult choices of his life. He must choose between his duty and his conscience, between his country and his family, between love and death.

“Very well written, well-paced, intriguing, sinister, disturbing and gripping, 'The Black Orchestra' is an excellent historical novel, tackling an extremely emotive and horrific part of European history. If you liked Ken Follet's 'Winter of the World', you will love 'The Black Orchestra'. It has it all: a totalitarian society, murder, conspiracy, constant danger, a mysterious and slightly sinister love interest and a likeable, honourable and slightly naive main character with depth.”

“Only Fatherland by Robert Harris comes close in my opinion.”

“Very much in the ilk of Ken Follett.”

“One of the very best books I have ever read, couldn’t put it down read it in a couple of days.”

“A fast paced book and a must read if you have an interest in WW2 history.”

“Every hour I spent reading this book was enjoyable. I recommend this book if you like a tale of suspense set in a turbulent time in history.”

“Extremely well researched - and with strong, well-drawn characters - The Black Orchestra contains plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes throughout.”

“When I started to read it found it difficult to put down. A good read especially if you like WW2 history”


About JJ Toner

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Published December 15, 2013 by JJ Toner. 354 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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