"All parents keep secrets from their children. My father, it seemed, kept more than most . . ."
Whilst mourning the death of his father, journalist Stewart Dubin decides to research the life of a man he had always respected, always admired, but possibly never quite knew . . .
As a young, idealistic lawyer during the last terrible months of the Second World War, David Dubin was sent to the European Front - ostensibly to bring charges against a brave American hero, Robert Martin, who had suddenly, inexplicably, gone local and stopped following orders. Martin has become a liability and the authorities want him neutralized.
But as Dubin learns more about Martin and the demons possessing him, he finds himself falling in love with Martin's enigmatic ex-mistress - a dangerous woman of incredible courage. And someone who will do anything to protect her comrade-in-arms . . .
Stewart discovers a journal written by his father - and learns of his incredible courage in the face of battle, reads first-hand of the shattering moral consequences for those caught in the chaos of war and, finally, the secret he had died protecting . . .
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Review: Ordinary HeroesUser Review - thewanderingjew - Goodreads
As historic fiction about World War II, the story succeeds. The battles were real and the descriptions authentic. They put the reader in the midst of the danger and the carnage. The arrogance of the ... Read full review
Review: Ordinary HeroesUser Review - Alison Evans - Goodreads
When his lawyer father dies, a reporter discovers that he was at one stage court martialled (although the charges were later dropped) during WW2, despite having been a military lawyer rather than a ... Read full review