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  1. Leah Michaels Leah Michaels says:

    I won t give a summary of this book s plot as some other reviewers here have already done that, but what I will say is that this writer takes what could have been, in a lesser writer s hands, a simple love triangle and basic war story, and gives us instead a compelling read full of suspense, action, heart, and even humor An evil Nazi, a beautiful, proud heroine, and a young hero may sound like stock World War II characters, but Mr Hartov makes them so surprising, complex, conflicted, imperfect I won t give a summary of this book s plot as some other reviewers here have already done that, but what I will say is that this writer takes what could have been, in a lesser writer s hands, a simple love triangle and basic war story, and gives us instead a compelling read full of suspense, action, heart, and even humor An evil Nazi, a beautiful, proud heroine, and a young hero may sound like stock World War II characters, but Mr Hartov makes them so surprising, complex, conflicted, imperfect, and human that they are anything but Written as a memoir by the book s hero, the story is intimate and the prose has a slightly old fashioned quality to it which I found to be fairly brilliant at capturing the voice of an old man writing of the past in a language not his mother tongue And Mr Hartov s ability to describe battle scenes, environment, behavior, mood, and feeling had me feeling as if I were watching the movie of this book as I read it And what a beautiful movie this book would make


  2. Lollita Lollita says:

    I received this book through giveaways for a review It was a basic world war two story line for the most part, battles scenes and all that But I did like The slightly different view of it being told from The perspective of a young German SS soldier, hiding his Jewish heritage rather than the usual allied soliders story The main plot was about the love triangle between the young solider, his commander and the commander s mistress, which wasn t the most orginal story line I wasn t a big fan of I received this book through giveaways for a review It was a basic world war two story line for the most part, battles scenes and all that But I did like The slightly different view of it being told from The perspective of a young German SS soldier, hiding his Jewish heritage rather than the usual allied soliders story The main plot was about the love triangle between the young solider, his commander and the commander s mistress, which wasn t the most orginal story line I wasn t a big fan of the writing style, but I liked the story line enough to continue with it This wasn t a great book nor was it bad


  3. Sabrina Trident Sabrina Trident says:

    This book is an absolute gem From page one I found the characters engaging and I was utterly drawn into their story Though not a long book, it actually took me awhile to finish it, as I often found myself compelled to reread passages to once again savor the exquisite writing I loved it and I highly recommend it


  4. Rose Rose says:

    Loved, loved, loved this book This one needs to be a movie even though I m generally not a fan of war stories I was drawn to the characters even the ones I expected to hate Heroine Gabrielle holds my top choice as the novel s most stunning and powerful character Hartov writes with the grace of a Fitzgerald and the vividness of Hemingway all in the voice of a mature man looking back on his extraordinary life as a na ve youngster, a green soldier forced to learn the ways of war against h Loved, loved, loved this book This one needs to be a movie even though I m generally not a fan of war stories I was drawn to the characters even the ones I expected to hate Heroine Gabrielle holds my top choice as the novel s most stunning and powerful character Hartov writes with the grace of a Fitzgerald and the vividness of Hemingway all in the voice of a mature man looking back on his extraordinary life as a na ve youngster, a green soldier forced to learn the ways of war against his will and of a man thrust into maturity by the sheer force of love


  5. Robert Grieco Robert Grieco says:

    I found the book to be fantastic If you enjoy fictional stories associated with WWII Germany and a good thriller with action and what I believe to be an extremely complicated romance, this book is for you Page after page of pure enjoyment You ll never believe what happens in the end


  6. Irene Irene says:

    I couldn t put this book down I am a Holocaust survivor The feeling of helplessness and scheming to survive by Shtefan Brandt, a Nazi soldier of partial Jewish ancestry, and by Gabrielle Belmont, the Jewish mistress of Brandt s SS commander, are all too real Yet so is their humanity This book shook my core and wouldn t let go.


  7. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I bought this wonderful book at the Manhattan book signing on April 18 I started it on the 20th and stayed up all night to finish it The story, the characters and most importantly the poetic elegance of this writer seared my heart I don t usually read books about war but this one was different This story goes far beyond the vivid portrayal of the lives and tribulations of soldiers, that I m sure will fascinate students of military history Shtefan, the book s protagonist, starts out as a n I bought this wonderful book at the Manhattan book signing on April 18 I started it on the 20th and stayed up all night to finish it The story, the characters and most importantly the poetic elegance of this writer seared my heart I don t usually read books about war but this one was different This story goes far beyond the vivid portrayal of the lives and tribulations of soldiers, that I m sure will fascinate students of military history Shtefan, the book s protagonist, starts out as a naive though conflicted adolescent Forced to confront not only his own fears of dying in battle but of living as an enabler to his commanding colonel s cruelty, he falls in love with his commander s mistress, Gabrielle who in my view is the true hero of this beautiful novel


  8. Nissa Nissa says:

    This book is great Tough to follow at first, but everything ties together and makes sense I actually enjoy the style of writing, it s different and unique Highly recommend reading if you like WWII historical fiction.


  9. Justin Justin says:

    Gripping from the first line The narrative of Shtefan Brandt, the adjutant to SS Colonel Himmel, brings novel and compelling perspective to the desperation of German soldiers as they fight to survive as they retreat from the Allies inexorable advance in southern France at the end of the War Yet this is mere backdrop for the searing tension of the book Aware of Brandt s partial Jewish ancestry, Himmel extorts his loyalty Aware of the Jewish ancestry of strikingly beautiful Gabrielle Belmont, Gripping from the first line The narrative of Shtefan Brandt, the adjutant to SS Colonel Himmel, brings novel and compelling perspective to the desperation of German soldiers as they fight to survive as they retreat from the Allies inexorable advance in southern France at the end of the War Yet this is mere backdrop for the searing tension of the book Aware of Brandt s partial Jewish ancestry, Himmel extorts his loyalty Aware of the Jewish ancestry of strikingly beautiful Gabrielle Belmont, Himmel extorts sex And Shtefan learns we meet him as a bewildered adolescent, then hear him as he transforms into to soldier, as he falls in love with Gabrielle, and as he plots to steal her from his commander


  10. Sally Daggett Sally Daggett says:

    If you like Daniel Silva, you ll like Steven Hartov


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The Soul of a Thief ➥ [Ebook] ➠ The Soul of a Thief By Steven Hartov ➯ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the spring of , I realized that I was not going to survive the warShtefan Brandt, an adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander s habit of In the of a PDF Ê spring of , I realized that I was not going to survive the warShtefan Brandt, an adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander s habit of bringing his staff into battle and in spite of the heritage that he has so far managed to conceal Instead, his The Soul PDF/EPUB or growing interest in his commander s mistress may be the end of him, were Colonel Erich Himmel to notice Colonel Himmel has other concerns, however He can see the war s end on the horizon and recognizes that he is not on the winning side, no matter what the reports from Hitler s generals may say So he has taken matters into his own Soul of a PDF Ê hands, hatching a plan to escape Europe and the Allies only after stealing a fortune from them A fortune that Shtefan, in turn, plans to steal from himSteven Hartov captures the turbulent emotional rush of those caught behind the lines of occupied France, where one false step could spell death and every day brings a new struggle to survive.