BODYGUARD OF DECEPTION #2 WWII SPY BOOK ON GOODREADS
BOOK 1 OF THE WORLD WAR TWO TRILOGY – “The Great Escape Meets John Le Carré.”
BY SAMUEL MARQUIS – BESTSELLING, AWARD-WINNING SUSPENSE AUTHOR
The first thriller in my World War Two Trilogy, Bodyguard of Deception, is currently a Top 10 Best World War II Spy Book and Top 10 Fiction Book Set During WWII on Goodreads along with such WWII thrillers as Follett’s Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Daniel Silva’s The Unlikely Spy, and Ben Mcintyre’s Agent Zigzag and Double Cross. To see the full list, check out the Best World War II Spy Books on Goodreads (Link: Bodyguard of Deception #2 WWII Spy Book on Goodreads). According to Goodreads, this list consists of the best spy fiction (espionage thrillers, etc.) and non-fiction (i.e., Monuments Men) set during World War II.
Book reviewers have compared Bodyguard of Deception to the spy novels of John le Carré, Daniel Silva, Ken Follett, and Alan Furst. The principal difference is my WWII thriller is set primarily in the American West and one of my central themes is to shed light on the significant differences between the pro-Hitler German Nazis and those Wehrmacht officers and soldiers who fought to save the Fatherland and ensure dignified terms of surrender to make up for the madness of Hitler, as put forward brilliantly by Arnold Krammer in his Nazi Prisoners of War in America. It is important to remember that there were many “Decent German” military and political figures during the war, like Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, and lawyer Josef Müller, who actively resisted Hitler and Nazism. It is too bad they, or someone like them, didn’t stop Hitler in the early- to mid-1930s before his rise to uncontestable power.
BlueInk Reviews provided this summary of my new WWII thriller:
“Samuel Marquis launches a new series about World War II that offers a very different perspective from most adventure novels that involve Nazis…Old-time spy buffs will appreciate the tradecraft and attention to detail, while adventure enthusiasts will enjoy the unique perspective and setting for a WWII story. As Marquis throws in everything but the kitchen sink, he turns this well-told, if byzantine adventure novel into a combination of The Great Escape, Public Enemies, a genuine old-time Western, and a John Le Carré novel.”–Blueink Review