Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

Thrilling WWII-Era Novel Filled with Suspense
and a Hint of Romance

Award-winning authors Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey join forces for the first time with the release of their thrilling World War II-era fiction novel, The Swiss Courier.

Set in Switzerland during August 1944, The Swiss Courier whisks readers into the height of World War II as Nazi threats mount and governments race to develop the world’s first atomic bomb.

Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working as a spy for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. She is asked to put her life on the line to safely “courier” a defecting German nuclear physicist—who’s working on the atomic bomb project—out of Germany and into Switzerland, sending her into enemy territory to keep him (and his secrets) safe from the hands of the Gestapo.

As Gabi takes on this do-or-die mission, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way?

This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating—and deadly—time in history. Well-researched, The Swiss Courier includes true historical events to give the story greater authenticity. Danger, suspense and romance abound in this engaging page-turner.

"Filled with heart-stopping suspense and fascinating details of life in WWII Europe,
The Swiss Courier is an unforgettable story of faith and courage ….
This is more than a page-turner; it’s a keeper."
— Amanda Cabot, author

"A tense, fast-paced thriller that takes the reader on an exciting ride."
— Kathleen Fuller, author

“With an intensity that builds to the very end, this book is compelling, chilling, and fascinating."
— Lenora Worth, author

"What I love about The Swiss Courier is its gutsy heroine Gabi.
Willing to take risks for the higher good, yet vulnerable,
Gabi is a wonderful portrayal of the tender strength of womanhood.
Add that to a twisting plot, the raging of World War II,
and a kindling love story and you have an enjoyable read."
— Mary E. DeMuth, author

Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW’s Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana.

Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including the bestselling Every Man’s Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

Here is my review of this intriguing tale of suspense:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Swiss Courier" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“The Swiss Courier” by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey is serious dramatic suspense. This tale picks up during the World War II era right after the punishment of those involved in the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in his bunker. For you movie fanatics, this is where the film “Valkyrie” ends. In fact, I became so wrapped up in the intrigue, that I had to keep flipping to the back cover to verify that the genre was, in fact, fiction!

I am always impressed when a pair of authors come together to write a novel. I have no idea how they do it! This book is clearly one voice with great depth, an intricate plot and well-developed characters. It is destined to become a greatly discussed thriller with a deep Christian message.

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1 comment:

Mike Yorkey said...

Stacy, as the co-author of "The Swiss Courier," it was great to see your enthusiastic review of our World War II-era thriller. You're right . . . there are a lot of plot twists, and readers have been telling us that we've been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages. I spent three years, off and on, working on the novel, so there's a ton of research, but it's all woven in the plotline. No one has been able to figure out how "The Swiss Courier" ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again. Mike Yorkey