I just finished up listening to the audio book Saving Sophie: A Novel by Ronald H. Balson. I had read two other books by the author and VERY much appreciated both books. Not realizing they were a series I didn’t read them in order. If you are inclined read Once We Were Brothers first. Then read Saving Sophie: A Novel and then Karolina’s Twins: A Novel.
All of the books focus around the Holocaust or around crimes against Jews. All are very good.
The books all start with someone bringing a case to either Liam, the private detective or Catherine the lawyer. Yep, you guessed right, Liam and Catherine are a couple. The two always end up helping each other. It’s a good premise and works.
The writer is very talented in that he easily switches from present day to past and from character to character. I love that style. I always feel that I am offered more of a complete story verses a story told from only one perspective.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago-that is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.
With the help of investigative team Liam and Catherine, and a new CIA operative, a secret mission is launched to not only rescue Sophie but also to thwart a major terrorist attack in Hebron. But will being caught in the crossfires of the Palestine-Israeli conflict keep their team from accomplishing the task at hand, or can they overcome the odds and save countless lives, including their own?”
I was surprised to see that Amazon only gave the book 4.3 stars. I’d give it 4.5. It was good…in fact all of the books in the series are good. I will definitely be watching for more from this author.