The Saboteur

The Saboteur

Book - 2017
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Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance. After the loss of his fiance, his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer and escapes to England to transmit secret evidence of the Nazis's progress towards an atomic bomb at an isolated factory in Norway. There, he joins a team of dedicated Norwegians in training in the Scottish Highlands for a mission to disrupt the Nazis' plans before they advance any further. Parachuted onto the most unforgiving terrain in Europe, braving the fiercest of mountain storms, Nordstrum and his team attempt the most daring raid of the war, targeting the heavily-guarded factory built on a shelf of rock thought to be impregnable, a mission even they know they likely will not survive. Months later, Nordstrum is called upon again to do the impossible, opposed by both elite Nazi soldiers and a long-standing enemy who is now a local collaborator--one man against overwhelming odds, with the fate of the war in the balance, but the choice to act means putting the one person he has a chance to love in peril.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017.
ISBN: 9781250079510
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 25 cm.


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Apr 11, 2019

Since I seldom read war stories I was amazed to stay interested enough in the story details to keep reading. Glad I did.

Jul 25, 2018

For a fan of Ambler, Greene, Maugham, Le Carre, Furst and Steinhauer, I found "The Saboteur" to be a very pale imitation of greater espionage novels. Character development is weak... dialogue is unrealistic... and the melodramatic plot devices are ridiculously predictable (I actually laughed out loud at some of the twists and turns awkwardly inserted into this real life story). Try reading the giants of this genre.

Mar 05, 2018

Lack of character development, flat dialogue and predictable. Reads like a YA title.


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