The Saboteur

The Saboteur

eBook - 2017
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Based on the true story of Operation Gunnerside--the Britain-sponsored mission that sent Norwegian commandos into the Nazi-occupied Telemark region of their country to destroy the enemy's nuclear weapons program-- New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross's The Saboteur is a riveting World War II thriller of espionage and action.

February, 1943. Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct the decisive weapon of the war.

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 fiancée, and with 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.
ISBN: 9781466892170
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

Life takes you where you least expect.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

..., even those who have the most to lose have to act.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

The funny thing about bravery, sometimes it was no more than people being afraid to shrink from doing the right thing.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

Where juniper bushes can go, so can man.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

It was God's job to do the judging.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

An eel could be caught, no matter how deep or cold the water.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

..., a true man goes on till he can go no further - and then he goes twice as far.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

..., the importance far out weights the risk.

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SEBoiko
Nov 16, 2017

Hard to stop them when they get their minds set on something.

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humming
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.

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twc48
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.

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evilicious1
Mar 05, 2018

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

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