The Fifth Column
by Andrew Gross
- Fiction and Literature
The war at home
It's 1941. America is wrestling with whether to enter the growing war. Charles Mossman’s estranged wife and six-year-old daughter, Emma live in a quiet brownstone in the German-speaking New York City neighborhood of Yorkville, where support for Hitler is common. Charles, just out of prison, struggles to put his life back together, while across the hall from his family, a kindly Swiss couple, Trudi and Willi Bauer, have taken a liking to Emma. But Charles begins to suspect that they might not be who they say they are.
As the threat of war grows, fears of a “fifth column” are everywhere. When Pearl Harbor is attacked and America can no longer sit on the sideline, that conspiracy turns into a deadly threat with Charles the only one who can see it and Emma, an innocent pawn.
"A masterpiece that is both heart-wrenching and heart-pounding, and certain to become an instant blockbuster." ―Pam Jenoff, The New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
"Andrew Gross pays homage to Hitchcock in a twisty, fast-paced thriller." ―Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of November Road and The Long and Faraway Gone
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 10, 2019|