Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Review: The Katyn Order by Douglas W. Jacobson

If you are a reader of World War II fiction, you'll definitely want to pick up a copy of The Katyn Order: A Novel.

The Germans are retreating as the Russians advance in Warsaw. Resistence fighters rise up against their Nazi oppressors, but the Germans retaliate, leveling the city. American Adam Nowak is dropped into Poland by British intelligence as an assassin. He has lost much, and has had to disengage himself from his past and all he's known to concentrate on his mission. But then he meets Natalia, a woman who has also lost much, he yearns to tap into the human part of himself he is sure must be left behind forever. Together they work to find a copy of the 1940 Soviet order that ordered the murders of 20,000 Polish Army officers and civilians.

Fabulous! Superb! Outstanding! These words and more describe this powerful, dramatic historical offering from Douglas W. Jacobson.

The author has put together a perfect blend of fact and fiction, mixed in multi-faceted characters whose lives you become immersed in, and tossed them together with historical characters to create a winning story that pulls you in right from the start. Rich in detail, Jacobson makes you believe you are there in Poland with Adam and Natalia, fighting with them, grieving with them, hoping for them.

If you are interested in WWII or enjoy gripping historical fiction, buy this one up today. I highly recommend it!

Title:  The Katyn Order
Author:  Douglas W. Jacobson
Publisher: McBooks Press
ISBN-10: 1590135725
ISBN-13: 978-1590135723
SRP:  $24.95
Also available in a Kindle edition.

I received a copy of this book from the author who is currently on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opininons, for which I received no monetary compensation.


Ellen said...

Wow this looks like something my husband would enjoy. He loves WWII books!

V.R. Leavitt said...

Ohhh, this sounds great. My dad would dig this too. I'll have to check it out.