As World War 2 winds to a close, Europe’s roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed the Rat, also from Heidelberg.
Jacob and Sarah, the only Jews in Heidelberg, fall in love. As Jacob waits for the Rat to come home, he is beset by doubt. If he fulfills his oath and kills him, he will undoubtedly be caught, and Jacob’s and Sarah’s new life will die too. Timeless dilemmas torture the young lovers and threaten to tear them apart.
At the same time a secret hit team from the British army’s Jewish Brigade is assassinating former SS officers hiding out in Germany. What is more important, love or hate? The past or the future? Revenge or mercy? Ultimately it must be decided - who should be killed and who should live? Jacob’s Oath is both a painful love story and a riveting thriller with a very tricky ending indeed.
WALKING ISRAEL, 2010
Published by Thomas Dunne, St. Martin’s Press
Tells the story of Fletcher’s career reporting from just about every bad place in the world.
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Martin Fletcher has been covering world events for thirty-five years, mostly for NBC News. For twenty-six years he was NBC correspondent in Israel and for fifteen, bureau chief as well. He has won almost every award in TV journalism, including the du Pont, known as the TV Pulitzer, five Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence several times, and many other awards, including five Emmies. One for his coverage of Kosovo, another for Rwanda, and three for his reporting from Israel, one for the first Palestinian uprising, one for the second uprising, and the third for coverage of Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006.
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