We’re looking forward to the long Memorial Day weekend & we hope you are, too. Bonus reading time! There’s one book we’ve been saving for this perfect time: THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross.
This riveting historical thriller has an interesting twist—a U.S. intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor who happens to be the one man who has knowledge that could end the war.
Check out these rave reviews, including ****FOUR STARRED REVIEWS****:
“Bestseller Gross revisits the horrors of Auschwitz in this harrowing, thematically rich thriller… Alternating between scenes of American hope-against-hope optimism and Nazi brutality, Blum’s deadly odyssey into and out of this 20th-century hell drives toward a compelling celebration of the human will to survive, remember, and overcome.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This is Gross’ best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This is a genre departure for Gross, who was inspired by his Polish father-in-law to write a Holocaust espionage novel. While the Mendl plot is fictitious, the background and many characters are historically based, adding compassion and depth to a story that is as moving as it is gripping. A winner on all fronts.”
— Booklist, starred review
“Gross has written 14 best-selling thrillers, five of them with James Patterson. Here he skillfully mixes his own Jewish ties with historical figures, vividly delineating the horrors of the camps through his characters’ experiences. The emotional heartaches are counterpointed by plot twists that maintain high suspense through to the very end. This is a first-rate tale from a real pro who here takes a different direction from his previous work.” — Library Journal, starred review
“Gross knows how to ratchet up the suspense to an emotional finale. I’m still shaking.” — Otto Penzler, Mysterious Bookshop
“Definitely one of the reads of the year.” — Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookstore
“The personal outrage powering the narrative drives Gross deep into each character portrayed to create an immersive experience.” — Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
“One of the most compelling thrillers I’ve read in a long, long while. Gripping, chilling and charged with emotion. A brilliant tour-de-force.” — Peter James
“THE ONE MAN blew me away, the book of Andrew Gross’s career—unbearably suspenseful at times, heartbreaking and inspiring, surprising to the last page. It’s magnificent.” — Joseph Finder
“A haunting and thrilling tale of World War II, a masterful blend of family and duty laced with heroism, and characters that are intriguing and richly drawn. Andrew Gross’s best book, bar none. You must read it!” — Steve Berry
We want you to enjoy THE ONE MAN t00, so we’re giving away ARCs to adult librarians currently employed in the U.S.!*
To request a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your library-issued email account with the subject line “One Man” and make sure to include your library’s mailing address.
Remember, if you love it, you can nominate it for the August LibraryReads list (due 6/20)!
*Only available to adult librarians currently employed in the U.S. Limited quantity of print ARCs available.