"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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
His Best — war scenes + feelings are riveting — so engrossing — Steward Dubinsky — father's past + death excellent — Stewart Dubinsky knew his father. David, had served in World War II, but had ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
After his father dies, Stewart Dubinsky is asked by his mother to clear out his father's possessions. While doing so, he discovers a letter from an ex fiancee and military documents that indicate his ... Read full review