If anyone asks me to recommend a good book, I always mention this one. Basic story - A top surgeon working in the UK is accused of involvement in Nazi concentration camps, and sets out to clear his name. But is he really as innocent as he claims?
Some parts are a little dated, and other parts are not for the squeamish, but it's a great book. Recommended.
Qb Vii: A Novel Paperback – 1 April 1982
"You open the book and start reading. Quicker than you can say Uris you are caught up at once in the unfolding conflict. . . . It's a professional job all the way.. . dramatic, impassioned."--The New York Times Book Review "A fine suspense story, an excellent courtroom story, written with genuine passion. You won't put it down once you've picked it up. It is the author of Exodus at his best."--Newsday
From the Back Cover
In Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial. In his book "The Holocaust --born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination--Cady shook the consciousness of the human race. He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga's most sadistic inmate/doctors. Kelno has denied this and brought furious charges. Now unfolds Leon Uris' riveting courtroom drama--one of the great fictional trials of the century.
- ASIN : 055327094X
- Publisher : BANTAM DELL; 1st edition (1 April 1982)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553226967
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553226966
- Dimensions : 10.57 x 2.31 x 17.42 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 196,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not a book to 'dip' intoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 June 2014
I first read this book about 15 years ago and when I saw it whilst browsing I had to buy it. Didn't really expect to enjoy it as much second time around, but once I started to read just kept going, read it over 3 days, not a lot of housework got done! What a writer, what a story, and because it is based on truth all the more gripping. A book I will probably read again in about another year or two time. Brilliant.
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Read this thirty years ago. The court scenes were ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2018
Read this thirty years ago. The court scenes were as l remember. The romantic interactions between the characters a little dated. Enjoyable read though.
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 May 2018
Another excellent book by Leon Uris.