Top positive review
Hard to put down
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2017
Although you don't have to read the first 2 books in this Nick Lassiter-Skyler series (The Devil's Brigade #1 The Coalition #2) I suggest you do because one they are just damn good reading and two you get to know and understand most of the characters personally. Pularchek starts with a simple but heartwarming and eloquent dedication but by page two all hell breaks loose and doesn't stop until the last page. Characters with conflicting emotions, but emotions most of us can understand. Being a historian Mr. Marquis does his research and does it well, because although a work of fiction there is no reason that much of what happens couldn't really happen because there is missing artwork looted by the Nazis somewhere and there are individuals looking for it. He takes and average guy in the U.S., who's father is in the CIA , and his new wife from the U.S. to Poland and Austria and gets them involved in greed, corruption, murder and revenge. It took me 3 days to read but could have done it in one, and no I'm not a speed reader, because it's that captivating. If you are a history buff 2 books by Mr. Marquis I recommend are Bodyguard of Deception and Altar of Resistance , great historical fiction.