The One Man by Andrew Gross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Imagine…you are in occupied Poland and given an important assignment – to guard a precious religious archive and escort it to safety, across enemy borders and leave your parents and sister behind.
Imagine you are safe, in the United States, and asked to go back, not just to occupied territory, but to the nightmare of Auschwitz, to liberate one man. Thinking only about what can go wrong, you will never envision the surprises that may await you.
Andrew Gross delivers a riveting novel with The One Man, a story that has been near and dear to his heart for many years, a story that came from years of research and an untold and unknown family story.
Extreme Prey by John Sandford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is not my favorite Lucas Davenport book – let’s just get that out of the way.
I love Lucas Davenport. John Sandford has created a very likeable character: funny, debonair, smart, (probably) handsome, great at his job, sarcastic. In this book he is recently retired and is called upon to investigate threats to a presidential hopeful’s campaign. Although there is action and people dying left and right, this is just not a compelling read. After getting on the right track, Lucas’s hunt to find the perpetrators was tiresome. Regarding the threat, I was more worried about the effect of Marlys Purdy’s actions on her granddaughter than I was about Michaela Bowden’s campaign.