The Innocents Within by Robert Daley

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1944. A Protestant village in Catholic France. A pastor who preaches goodness. Hundreds of Jews hidden from the Nazis. A good cop who refuses to enforce terrible laws. An SS commander ordered to fill a train with Jews. A 19 year old Jewish boy who forges vital documents. An 18 year old Jewish girl, who was taken in by the pastor at the beginning of the war, who has lived in the presbytery ever since, and who, by now, is as loved by the pastor and his wife as their own children. Into this village crashes an American pilot scarcely older. Badly wounded, he must be hidden while he recovers. But he falls in love with the girl, and as the SS raid takes shape, both must somehow be got out of the country.

About Robert Daley

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New York Times bestselling author Robert Daley has written more than twenty books, including such highly acclaimed works as Prince of the City, Year of the Dragon, Portraits of France, and, most recently, Nowhere to Run. He served in the Air Force after college and knew firsthand certain of the planes that figure in this story. Later he worked six years as a New York Times correspondent based in France before resigning from the paper to concentrate on writing novels. He and his French-born wife keep homes in Conn-ecticut and Nice.
Published May 22, 2009 by Rivera Productions ltd.. 480 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Downed near the village of Le Lignon in Nazi-occupied central France, American pilot Davey Gannon is rescued and cared for at the rectory of pastor AndrÇ Favert, the moral leader of his community and friend to those in need.

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An American pilot shot down over central France during WWII falls in love with the Jewish ward of a pastor who runs an underground resistance network in this suspenseful and moving novel based on the true story of pastor Andr Trocm of Le Chambon sur Lignon.

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