Ordinary Heroes

Front Cover
Pan, 2006 - Domestic fiction - 371 pages
14 Reviews

"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 . . .

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User 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 Review

User 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

Other editions - View all

About the author (2006)

Scott Turow is the internationally renowned author of six bestselling novels about the law, from Presumed Innocent (1987) to Reversible Errors (2002). His most recent book was a work of non-fiction, Ultimate Punishment, which centres on the death penalty. He lives with his family outside Chicago, where he is a partner in the international law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.

Bibliographic information