The Traitor's Emblem

The Traitor's Emblem

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Many years after a sea captain rescues a group of German castaways from a storm and receives a gold-and-diamond emblem from a grateful survivor, the captain's son learns of the object's link to a World War II tale about a man's effort to solve his soldier father's murder.

Simon and Schuster
Based on a true story: A Spanish sea captain rescues four German castaways during a treacherous storm in 1940. He doesn’t know who they are or where they came from, but one of them gives him a mysterious gold-and-diamond emblem before disembarking. Decades later, the captain’s son receives a substantial offer for it and is told an astounding story behind the object: it holds the key to Paul Reiner’s lifelong quest. . . .

Munich, 1919. After his family falls into disgrace, fifteen-year-old Paul dreams of the heroic father he never knew. But one night, seconds before committing suicide, Paul’s cousin reveals a terrible secret about his father’s death. This discovery turns Paul’s world upside down and leads him on a hunt in Nazi Germany to uncover the mystery surrounding his father’s death.

The Traitor’s Emblem is an epic novel spanning decades of family betrayal, impossible love, and the high price of vengeance. Set against the menacing streets of Depression-era Munich and the cruel rise of Nazism, Gómez-Jurado’s spellbinding thriller proves again that he is a master of narration.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Atria books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439198780
Branch Call Number: GOM
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Hahn, Daniel


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Jul 11, 2017

Starts a bit slow but finished with a bang. I liked it. I hope the library gets more of Gomez Jurado's books.

Feb 29, 2012

What an odd book - starts in one direction but spends a long time getting back to explain the opening
(not very well). I was intrigued by the Masonic theme but ultimately felt sorry I finished it. Have seen this described as "not his best book".

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