Monday, August 31, 2015
Avenue of Spies
The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany.
I found this to be a very good read and so has my sister who is still into it! It is a true story that makes you feel like it is a fiction story,.You will be wondering can all this happen to one person! This true story of an American family in Paris aiding the French resistance from an apartment only a few doors down from the Paris headquarters of the SS will probably be made into a film very soon. i would really like to see it as it would be very good but the book will always be the best I am sure.
I am very thankful for this book to review!