Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

Dear Readers,

I never know what to expect when a fiction & non-fiction writers get together to write a fiction book. I am happy to report in this case with Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey it work very well.

The Swiss Courier is set in Switzerland towards the end of WWII. The Germans are desperately trying to invent the weapon that will win the war for them. They are still seeking Jews to kill and blame for the attack on Hitler. When it is found that one of the scientists close to the Wunderwaffe - wonder weapon - is Jewish, he is put on the list of people the Gestapo needs to capture. The Allies, especially the Americans, want him rescued and brought to their side. Will they be able to get him out?

Gabi Muller works for the American office of Strategic Services in Riehen Switzerland, a forerunner to the CIA. She is found to have a unique talent that the Allies can really use. She wants to help on the right side and is sick of typing up translations of letters and such from the Axis. But is she ready for what is in store for her?

There are no big secrets in this story. You find out who the "bad" guys are, besides the German military guys. The big thing is you are never sure whom to trust. It seemed to be that about the time I could trust someone, they had a secret that changed everything. :-)

I have been recommending this to readers who like the Zion Chronicles and Zion Covenant series by Brock and Brodie Thoene. It doesn't have the "history" in it like they include, but it is a good historical story. To be honest I hope this combination writes another story as this one is a good read.

Happy spying... er Reading


Mike Yorkey said...

Chris, as the co-author of "The Swiss Courier," it's great to see your interest in our World War II-era thriller. There are a lot of plot twists, and readers have been telling us that we've been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages. I spent three years, off and on, working on the novel, so there's a ton of research, but it's all woven in the plotline. No one has been able to figure out how "The Swiss Courier" ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again, Mike Yorkey

Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

Thank you Mike, I always love a good spy novel no matter what time frame it is set in. I have to admit there were a couple of things that I didn't see coming. But I shouldn't tell you what as it would give it all away. :-)