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A Dance of Blades
David Dalglish
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Martin Edwards
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Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris - Alex Kershaw

I generally prefer a little more flair to a writing style--this book features a simple, stark approach to storytelling, even a bit ham-fisted--BUT I can't fault him for keeping things moving. and the story--a true one--is gripping in and of itself; maybe no adornments is the best approach. in a few pages, Paris has fallen to the Nazis, and that ratty, horrid little Fuhrer has driven through to enjoy the victory...while Doctor Sumner Jackson, physician, lifesaver (even back in World War One, and now this!) stays to help the inhabitants of his adopted home.