By Leon Uris

A author strikes to Greece simply because the Nazis invade, and he quickly turns into a pawn in a deadly online game of espionage

After the demise of his spouse, Mike Morrison arrives in Greece just to obtain an inheritance and are available to grips together with his grief. yet it’s a nasty time to nurse his sorrow—it’s the start of worldwide battle II, and the German military storms the rustic earlier than Morrison can depart. He’s quickly stuck in a classy cat-and-mouse video game with Gestapo officials, British spies, and the Greek resistance circulation. on the mercy of strangers, Morrison has to profit who to trust—and who to love.

Leon Uris’s fast paced moment novel attracts from the diaries of an uncle who served in Greece in the course of international conflict II. It used to be made right into a movie in 1959 starring Robert Mitchum.

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Take him to Averof! ” Heilser sat at his table pounding the marble most sensible. Collaborators! Why can we should have collaborators to win a battle? Why can we need to domesticate them, coddle them, bribe them? males like Zervos and Manolis Kyriakides... Why don’t now we have males like Ioannis Rodites and Stergiou serving us! Why now not males just like the mysterious priest, Papa-Panos and the fierce Michalis and the tremendously brave Thanassis? Why am I regularly surrounded with the dregs of humanity? The door opened. Zervos stepped in. “Konrad,” he stated, “brace your self. Morrison used to be in Averof. He has escaped. ” SIX THE WINE CELLAR underneath Gyni’s eating place on Armodiou position was once pitch black. Mike and Lisa huddled in a nook. He drew her shut and stroked her hair. “They may still come soon,” she acknowledged. “It might be o.k., honey,” he whispered. “It can be alright. ” Mike acknowledged the afternoon’s occasions. Enroute to Gestapo Headquarters, Michalis had led a bold ambush in downtown Athens. in just a question of mins he have been transferred to 3 diverse automobiles, the final taking him to this transitority sanctuary. She advised him every thing. Papa-Panos had confident Michalis, Thanassis and Dr. Thackery to enable Lisa stay alive within the desire that Morrison could touch her within the occasion of hassle. Papa-Panos used to be confirmed correct. Axiotis, the elderly jailer at Averof, had introduced the word to Lazarus in Chalandri. In an hour the message used to be in Lisa’s arms. Then Lisa pulled her coup. sooner than she might flip over the knowledge to Thanassis and Michalis, she demanded the liberty of her childrens as ransom for the knowledge on Mike’s whereabouts. inside one other hour the raid on Manolis’ domestic was once over and the youngsters have been hidden within the pump condo in Chalandri. Mike regarded up on the faces of 3 offended males within the cellar of Gyni’s. They have been livid with him simply because he had authorised feelings to complicate his grave scenario. They lashed out at him for forcing them to possibility the sunlight ambush at the Gestapo. At this aspect they demanded he flip over the Stergiou record, insisting that he had bungled lengthy adequate. Mike refused, until Lisa and her sons have been approved to depart Greece with him. Michalis, Thanassis and Dr. Thackery have been confronted with the alternative of executing either one of them and wasting the Stergiou checklist or getting the 4 of them out of Greece. An very unlikely task... The trapdoor opened. The beam of a flashlight pierced the darkness of the wine cellar. Mike can make out the stocky type of Michalis and the lengthy skinny kind of Dr. Thackery as they threaded their means throughout the rows of wine kegs. Mike pressed Lisa’s hand.... The flashlight came across them. the 2 males stood over them. “Very good, Morrison,” Dr. Thackery stated. “A British submarine will decide you up inside of forty-eight hours. ” “The teenagers? ” Lisa requested. “They are secure. they'll sign up for you when we get you away from Athens,” Michalis acknowledged. “If we get away from Athens,” Dr. Thackery additional. “Heilser has the town closed tighter than a drum. not anything can get throughout the blockade. you may have just a fifty-fifty likelihood, Morrison.

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