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Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancée, and learns of his father's court-martial and imprisonment, he is plunged into the mystery of his family's secret history and driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man who'd always refused to talk about his war.

As he pieces together his father's past through military archives, letters, and, finally, notes from a memoir his father wrote while in prison, secretly preserved by the officer who defended him, Stewart starts to assemble a dramatic and baffling chain of events. He learns how Dubin, a JAG lawyer attached to Patton's Third Army and desperate for combat experience, got more than he bargained for when he was ordered to arrest Robert Martin, a wayward OSS officer who, despite his spectacular bravery with the French Resistance, appeared to be acting on orders other than his commanders'. In pursuit of Martin, Dubin and his sergeant are parachuted into Bastogne just as the Battle of the Bulge reaches its apex. Pressed into the leadership of a desperately depleted rifle company, the men are forced to abandon their quest for Martin and his fiery, maddeningly elusive comrade, Gita, as they fight for their lives through carnage and chaos, the likes of which Dubin could never have imagined.

In reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father's character, and of the brutal nature of war itself.

About the Author

SCOTT TUROW is the world-famous author of six bestselling novels about the law, from Presumed Innocent to Reversible Errors, and of the nonfiction works Ultimate Punishment and One L. He lives with his family outside Chicago, where he is a partner in the firm of Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739325636
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
General
Author:
Turow, Scott
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
613
Dimensions:
9.22x6.34x1.35 in. 1.90 lbs.

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