Simon & Schuster
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Featuring: Captain Gonzalez; Paul Reiner; Alys Tannenbaum
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Thriller | Fiction
The Straits of Gibraltar, 1940. In the heart of a storm at
sea, Captain Gonz lez rescues a group of German castaways.
When the torrent subsides, the leader of the survivors
gratefully offers the captain a strange-looking emblem made
of gold and diamonds, in exchange for safe passage to the
coast of Portugal. Decades later, in 2002, the son of
captain Gonz lez receives a substantial offer for the
emblem. He does not sell it, but the buyer reveals an
astounding story behind that mysterious object: it holds the
key to Paul Reiner's lifelong quest... Munich, 1919. After
his family fall into disgrace, 15-year-old Paul Reiner and
his mother work as servants in the palace of Baron Von
Schroeder. Unhappy and full of despair, Paul dreams of the
heroic father he never knew. But one night, seconds before
committing suicide, Paul's cousin reveals a terrible secret.
Paul's father didn't die in the First World War, as he had
always been told. He was killed by someone very close to
him, and for unclear reasons. This discovery turns Paul's
world upside down and from that moment, Paul sacrifices
everything to discover the truth behind his father's death,
even his love for Alys Tannenbaum, a Jewish photographer who
helps him on his dangerous pursuit. Together they fight for
their love, the truth behind Paul's family and the vengeance
of Paul's half brother who rises to become a high-ranking
Nazi and on Hitler's orders and successfully infiltrates the
Mason organization to root out their Jewish members. In the
vein of Dumas' and Zaf n's masterpieces, Juan Gomez-Jurado's
The Traitor's Emblem is an epic novel spanning decades of
family betrayal, impossible love and the high price of
vengeance. Set against the dark and menacing streets of
Depression-era Munich and the cruel rise of Nazism, G
mez-Jurado's spellbinding thriller proves again that he is a
master of narration.
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