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Length: 264 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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As an ardent, long-time admirer of Pat Leahy's meticulously crafted and at times almost painterly prose, I devoured his latest work in a couple of nights and am still reeling from the experience. In its mining of the human heart's darkest corners, THE KNIFE-EDGE PATH is just a tremendous read: the plotting tight as a harp-string and the characters drawn with such beautiful delicacy, the scope and sense of place genuinely stunning. This is a hugely impressive offering from a writer of significant talent, one that deserves the attention of the widest possible audience. If there's any justice in the world, he'll have a runaway bestseller on his hands. – Billy O'Callaghan, author of My Coney Island Baby

A powerful story teller. . . Can Patrick Leahy write the heck out of his subject matter! He demonstrates marvelous control, and has an unerring ear for the sights, sounds and horrors of one of the darkest periods in this world’s history. This book feels like an epic tale rather than a mere depiction of one aspect of the holocaust. Every person is defined so deftly, and with such surgical precision, that they appear on the page living and fully formed. Leahy’s affection for the highly complex main character, Geli Straub, is tangible. In the end, this book depicts, above all else, the compassion that can occur in an environment of such unparalleled evil. The only thing wrong with this terrific read is that there has to be a last page. - L.M. Navolio

The wife of a missing German general on the Eastern Front, learns to cope with danger, treachery and tangled relationships in war-torn Germany. Her prior experience in intelligence work in the North African campaign draws the attention of a minor SS officer who recruits her to spy on a younger SS officer he considers his protégé. This occurs in the waning days of the war and bombings in Germany where hunger and deprivations are rampant. She switches sides as she develops feelings for the object of her spying and faces a series of new challenges. Leahy’s characters are colorful and likeable, despite being “enemies” - eventually sympathizers, who step forward to bear witness to the atrocities of the holocaust. If not a devotee of historical fiction, a reader will also enjoy the story of ill-fated romances and the examples of the daily struggles of people at war. It’s a pleasure to recommend it. - Hank Lajoie

About the Author

Patrick Leahy was born in Los Angeles, educated at Army & Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California, the University of Nevada, and Sophia University, Japan. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the National Weather Service, he now lives in Eugene, Oregon, devoting much of his time to writing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7921 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Amsterdam Publishers (1 December 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08289BV8Z
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,243 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Suze
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissappointing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting View of People and Their Experiences During the Last Days of WWII
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3.0 out of 5 stars Storyline good, but needs editing
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