Since the day he was born, Malcolm McClain led a charmed life. By his mid-twenties he was a household name throughout Europe, recognized as one of the finest professional soccer players in the world. Then he’s shot down over Yugoslavia and captured by the Nazis.
When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, the Nazi regime tossed dissidents into labor camps to break the will of the people. Every day Czeslaw Orlowski, an orphaned teenager, fought for his life in the camps then escaped to become a thorn in the side of the oppressors…
Guy Butler’s Novels of Courage and Daring Span the Nazis’ Third—and Fourth—Reichs!
Kept me glued, page after page
I am a fool for war novels. This is one of the best I have read in a long time. The characters are vividly portrayed, the action is compelling and the story line is very different. I think it could make a great movie. Brad P. & George C. would make a great one, two punch.
Guy Butler is a Consummate Storyteller!
Guy Butler is a consummate storyteller. His knowledge of the time period and his research into the details pleased my historic and adventurous heart. A Gordian Web is a wonderful, roller coaster of a read!
Our son has a sense of balance that is uncanny…read more
Sam was born in 1919, making him six years younger than my father Malcolm. Not a bad soccer player in his own right but nothing compared to his older brother.read more
My sister and I grew up in Jordanstown, a sleepy village in between Belfast and Carrickfergus.read more
When an anniversary or birthday comes along, I get several cards from my wife. Several. All of these have to be dutifully read and the message acknowledged with a hug and a kiss. There is no short-changing this ritual; if I do not spend the pre-determined length of time reading the message, there is a sharp rebuke. “Read it.”read more