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  1. The Swiss Courier
    The Swiss Courier
    Tricia Goyer, Mike Yorkey
    Revell / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $14.00 Save 18% ($2.51)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
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  1. An Old Fashioned Girl
    Minnesota
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Suspense and surprises
    August 2, 2013
    An Old Fashioned Girl
    Minnesota
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    They had me fooled - more than once. I can't believe I didn't see it coming!

    Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey write a fantastic WWII suspense about intelligence agents in Germany and Switzerland working to smuggle a brilliant but naive scientist into Allied hands before the Gestapo capture him.

    The novel starts out with seemingly scattered story lines - obviously related, but thus far unconnected. From our heroine, Gabi Mueller, as she undertakes her first field mission, to Swiss operatives smuggling escaped prisoners across the border, to the young, upcoming scientist Joseph Engel who is unwittingly of Jewish descent, to agents working both sides of the war, and to the evil Gestapo major Sturmbannfuhrer Bruno Kassler. As the plot winds on, the story lines grow closer and closer together, until they meet in a thrilling climax. At first it seemed a bit slow, since everything was still fairly scattered, but everything that happens is important for establishing roles, connections, motives, and the final plan of action.

    Suspense and mystery are not synonymous; this is not a mystery, but it is suspense. We know almost everything of what is going on, so we feel the thrill, the confusion, the danger - the innocent student is busily working on his equations, little knowing that the Allies are forming a plan to smuggle him out, but the Gestapo is about to knock on the door. And even when it seems everything has been laid out on the table, the authors can still pull one over on the reader! I was impressed by their ability to write a good suspense while still throwing in a surprise here and there. I guess that's what makes it a great suspense!

    As far as Christian themes go, there was not a lot outside of some of the characters professing Christ; there was no big lesson to be learned or strong message of faith, but at least some of the characters seemed to genuinely rely on God, especially in such uncertain times where the chances of getting caught far exceeded the chances of survival.

    I found the novel to be a thrilling escape from the modern world as the characters eluded Nazis and even their own countrymen.
  2. RevMarcia1
    Kingsport, TN
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This kept me turning the pages. A great book!
    March 8, 2012
    RevMarcia1
    Kingsport, TN
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Swiss Courier, The: A Novel - eBook.
    This is a great book that shows what life was like during the war. Tricia is a fantastic author and this book lived up to her reputation.
  3. grannyd
    Garland,TX
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    excellent historical fiction by two new authors
    June 17, 2011
    grannyd
    Garland,TX
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have almost finished the "Swiss Courier" I find it excellent reading,clean, historically accurate, teaches values, suspencfill I hope to read more from these authors in the near future.
  4. Susan Osborn
    Fullerton, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical novel filled with intrique
    March 11, 2011
    Susan Osborn
    Fullerton, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey have teamed up to create a fast-paced, suspense novel that takes place during World War II. Set in Switzerland, The Swiss Courier shows unique viewpoints of a woman working for an American organization, American pilots who are shot down over Switzerland, the German Gestapo, and the supposedly neutral Swiss people. It is filled with intrigue, romance, and little known facts about the Swiss during World War II. The ending has an incredible twist that is hard to guess! This book is a must read, particularly for history buffs.
  5. Sandra Dean
    ct
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 5, 2010
    Sandra Dean
    ct
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    I enjoyed this book very much. the history was interesting. Will look for more by the auther .
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