Black Hearts and Bullets
Paris, France 1940. The Nazis are coming. Charlotte Guilliot and her father, Jean, flee Paris hours before it is occupied, carrying with them a suitcase full of precious Jewish documents. Saving lives, Monsieur Guilliot calls it. But this simple gesture of compassion is about to change the lives of 8 people forever.They leave behind their friend Josef Bierstein. For the Jewish accountant Occupied Paris is a dangerous place. Forced to close his office he wonders how he will survive, when an unexpected encounter with the French Communist party leads him into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the Germans. Can Josef really take revenge against the Nazis for the millions of Jews they have imprisoned and killed? Or will he be yet one more casualty?Meanwhile, on a rural farm, Charlotte continues her life, while her father plots their escape to England. But a twist of fate forces Monsieur Guilliot to leave his daughter behind and run for his life. Gestapo and SS are on his tail, a deadly combination intent on tracking down the erstwhile Parisian. Charlotte begins to realise her father is in deeper trouble than she ever imagined.Her life too is under threat - a vindictive Nazi officer comes after her father and tries to rape her. Only the intervention of other German soldiers saves her from his hands, but the officer is killed and now Charlotte is culpable for his murder. Against her better judgement she must join forces with the three Germans who saved her life to flee France and escape the threat of torture and execution. Can Charlotte trust the enemy? Does she even have a choice? And where has her father gone? Will she ever see him again?In this action-packed novel from Sebastian Jones journey through wartime France on a desperate race for survival ahead of the deadly forces of Hitler's army.There is only one hope for making it out of the country alive - joining forces with the very enemy who intends to kill you...
- Paperback | 274 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 17.53mm | 367.41g
- 14 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Pub