I know that it is a work of fiction, but it is so closely related to real people and events that it makes it fascinating. It felt as if you were there living the events with the characters. So well written that you can hardly put the" book" down
I've always been interested in the story of the Norwegians and how they endured the Nazi occupation in World War II. I remember as a child preparing Red Cross boxes to be taken in to Norway for children there (I lived in a city with many Americans of Norwegian descent, including myself). It was a lengthy book based on lots of original source materials, but also very readable.
This is a really interesting story. I had previously listened to an audiobook about Agent Zigzag so that character was not new to me. I didn't know much about WWII in Norway and nothing about the people in the Norwegian resistance that the book tells about. It is quite well written and reads like a novel.
Most of us know little about events during the occupation of Scandinavian countries during WWII except for fictionalized isolated stories. Marques has written a sweeping story in Tolstoyesque scope and covered an amazing array of different threads and networks to create a .compelling story. I highly recommend this book to lovers of thrillers, spy novels, and historical fiction. This is a masterpiece.
Marquis did it again. Kept me riveted to the stories of the 3 protagonists. He has a knack for mixing fact with fiction and making his novels page turners. His research and master of history, particularly with World War II is first rate. Fascinating characters in Spies of The Midnight Night. I think his best book yet.