The One Man

by Andrew Gross

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

Something of a departure for erstwhile James Patterson collaborator Andrew Gross, and a powerful, breathless thriller with a difference. It's 1944 and the American nuclear programme is stalling and the presence of a brilliant scientist imprisoned in Auschwitz sees Nathan Blume, a Polish exile in America most reluctantly agreeing to return to his place of birth and infiltrate the concentration camp to extricate the man. Add to this that his own family was exterminated by the Nazis and he makes a surprise, unsettling encounter once smuggled into Auschwitz and doesn't even know if the scientist he is seeking is even still alive and the task appears impossible, not counting on a Nazi investigator who gets a whiff of the plan. Harrowing camp scenes handled with care, an edge of the seat plot with a bittersweet ending, all in all a thriller with a courageous difference that will not leave the reader indifferent. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

Maxim Jakubowski

The One Man Synopsis

Auschwitz, 1944. Alfred Mendl's days are numbered. But he has little left to live for - his family were torn away from him, his life's work burned in front of his eyes - until a glimmer of hope arises as he watches a game of chess. To the guards Mendl is just another prisoner, but in fact he holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. The other is working hard for the Nazi war machine. Four thousand miles away, in Washington DC, intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum decodes messages from occupied Poland. After the Nazis murdered his family, Nathan escaped the Krakow ghetto and is determined to support his new country - and the US government knows exactly how he can. They want to send Nathan on a mission to rescue one man from a place no one can break in to - or out of. Even if Nathan does make it in and finds him, can they escape the most heavily guarded place on earth? The One Man is a gripping story of heroism from master of the thriller genre, Andrew Gross.

The One Man Press Reviews

'Real fear, real thrills, real suspense ... real good' Lee Child

'One of the most compelling thrillers I've read in a long, long while. Gripping, chilling and charged with emotion.' -- Peter James

'Riveting and horrifying - a grab-you-by-the-throat thriller, impossible to put down.' -- Jessie Keane

'Gross knows how to deliver a thrill'
Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781509822812
Publication date: 22/09/2016
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509822812
Publication date: 22nd September 2016
Author: Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller, Second World War fiction, Historical fiction,

About Andrew Gross

Born in New York in 1954, Andrew Gross was educated at Middlebury College and Colombia University. He was then an executive in the sportwear business, rising to become the worldwide president of HEAD. Since becoming a full-time writer, Andrew has co-authored 5 books with the internationally bestselling thriller writer James Patterson. They include The Jester, Third Degree  and Lifeguard.  They have combined sales of over 10 million copies. Andrew lives in New York with his wife, Lynne and their three children. Author photo © Jan Cobb

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