The Saboteur

The Saboteur February Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct the decisive weapon of the war Kurt Nordstrum an engineer in Oslo puts his life aside to take up arms against the
  • Title: The Saboteur
  • Author: Andrew Gross
  • ISBN: 9781250079510
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Saboteur
    February, 1943 Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct the decisive weapon of the war Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance After the loss of his fianc e, his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer and escapes to England to transFebruary, 1943 Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct the decisive weapon of the war.Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance After the loss of his fianc e, his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer and escapes to England to transmit secret evidence of the Nazis s progress towards an atomic bomb at an isolated factory in Norway There, he joins a team of dedicated Norwegians in training in the Scottish Highlands for a mission to disrupt the Nazis plans before they advance any further.Parachuted onto the most unforgiving terrain in Europe, braving the fiercest of mountain storms, Nordstrum and his team attempt the most daring raid of the war, targeting the heavily guarded factory built on a shelf of rock thought to be impregnable, a mission even they know they likely will not survive Months later, Nordstrum is called upon again to do the impossible, opposed by both elite Nazi soldiers and a long standing enemy who is now a local collaborator one man against overwhelming odds, with the fate of the war in the balance, but the choice to act means putting the one person he has a chance to love in peril.Based on the stirring true story, The Saboteur is Andrew Gross s follow up to the riveting historical thriller, The One Man A richly woven story probing the limits of heroism, sacrifice and determination, The Saboteur portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to singlehandedly end the one threat that could alter the course of the war.
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  • When an author can entice one to read a book outside their usual genre likes, not only read but enjoy and appreciate the story, then I think he has definitely found his writing niche I have read very little of what I call historical spy thrillers, but loved his last one, so knew I had to read this one So many books written about different facets of World War Ii, but the material out there is endless This was another set in a place I have read little of previously Norway and the Nazi occupation t [...]

  • I didn t love this as much as I did The One Man but it was still a pretty good and worthwhile read THE SABOTEUR by ANDREW GROSS was an interesting, engrossing, tense, and suspenseful Historical Thriller novel with an intriguing storyline that is based on true events of extraordinary bravery and survival from a team of Norwegian saboteurs on a mission to destroy the heavy water project of WWII This novel was filled with compelling characters and I really liked everything that each of them brought [...]

  • 3 stars I liked this atmospheric WWII historical thriller, but didn t love it After reading Andrew Gross novel The One Man last year, I became a HUGE fan The One Man is another WWII historical thriller and is one of my most favourite books With that being said, I think I went into this novel with my expectations set a little too high and while reading I couldn t help but compare the two books along the way I hate when I do this to myself I felt that this one didn t come close to the energy, acti [...]

  • 4 Stars.A team of men sent on a death defying mission to destroy heavy water the component that was produced by the Nazis in World War II to make an atomic bomb in a impenetrable fortress It seemed impossible The first teams that were sent to Norway failed And then a team of Norwegian men were sent, men who knew the terrain, who could survive the winters, the heavy snow and treacherous conditions These men are successful This team includes a man named Nordstrum He is then sent on another mission [...]

  • Traveling Sister Group Read with Norma, Lindsay, Susanne, JanB and Diane.The Saboteur was a heavy, interesting, and suspenseful historical thriller that I read and discussed along with my Traveling Sisters I really enjoyed the discussion The Saboteur brought on for us Some of us had read The One Man and others will be soon I am sure after reading this one Based on real life events of a team of Norwegian Saboteurs on a mission to destroy the heavy water project of WWII, Andrew Gross does a fantas [...]

  • A true man is a man who goes on till he can go no farther, and then goes twice as far February 1943 Norway THE SABOTEUR is a novel based on true events It is a story about heroic men putting their lives on the line to stop the Germans from producing a devastating weapon of mass destruction taking over their homeland.Andrew Gross brings to life historic figures and recreates not one, but two actual military events of the time one OMGOSH death defying raid on the Norsk Hydro Factory, and the secon [...]

  • The One Man, by Andrew Gross, has to be one of the best WWII books I have read The Saboteur is a tale of extraordinary bravery and survival and is a close second.Kurt Nordstrum based on the real life figure of Kurt Haukelid was a humble yet courageous man, whose irrepressible will and sense of duty helped pull off the most important and unbelievable sabotage of WWII The two main military events in this story are the raid on the heavy water facility at the Norsk Hydro factory in Norway and the sa [...]

  • mrsbbookreviews.wordpressTightly woven around true events, The Saboteur is the latest historical novel from bestselling author Andrew Gross and it is a thrill ride from start to finish Gross places his hero, Kurt Nordstrum, who is based on the real life figure of Kurt Haukelid, at the centre of this extremely risky mission to save Europe from the dangerous grand plan orchestrated by the Nazi regime To bring down the Nazi s most deadliest weapon yet, Kurt and his team must complete one of the mos [...]

  • Check out all of my reviews at avonnalovesgenresTHE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross is an intense historical fiction based on the true life stories of the Norwegian Freedom Fighters assigned the seemingly impossible task of destroying the Nazis supply of heavy water before it could be used to produce an atomic bomb.Kurt Nordstrum was an engineering student in Oslo in 1940 when the Nazis invaded His whole life changes as he fights with his friends in the Norwegian resistance The friendships, bravery and [...]

  • A moving and thrilling tale of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in Norway to foil the Nazi s efforts to produce a nuclear bomb This is a fictionalized version of how a group of Norwegian patriots, with the help of the British special forces pulled off a commando raid that destroyed the heavy water and equipment at the Norsk Hydro s Vemork plant in remote Rjukan and later, after the plant got into production again, sank a civilian ferry transporting a shipment of heavy water across a bi [...]

  • A true man is a man who goes on till he can go no farther, and then goes twice as far For Kurt Nordstrum, being Norwegian means having something to prove A true northman can survive the most punishing storm, navigate the most rugged terrain, and the only feat impossible to him is hurting a countryman unless that person has allied themselves with the Nazis and then all bets are off.Since the 1940 occupation of Norway, Nordstrum has lived by these principles, living as a partisan and fighting the [...]

  • Very engrossing This book schooled me on things I was not aware of, the educational aspect of it was great The writing was on point It is my second Andrew Gross book and I m officially a fan

  • I won this book in a giveaway Thank You Minotaur Books and Andrew Gross.This historical fiction novel retells the story of 2 actual events First, the destruction of a supply of heavy water inside a Norsk Hydro plant in Vemork, Norway Second the sinking of a ferry on a Norwegian lake with a new supply of heavy water, destined for Germany The heavy water was a crucial component to the nuclear bomb that the Nazis were trying to build Because they could not get a new supply of heavy water in time, t [...]

  • I was looking forward to this book because I loved the author s prior World War II thriller, The One Man , but unfortunately my expectations were too high In large part, this is a suspenseful thriller I assume very loosely based on a true story about the resistance movement in Norway Some Norwegians were recruited by the British to sabotage the production of heavy water to be used by the Nazis in the development of an atomic bomb However this book didn t have the heart of the earlier book and I [...]

  • In 1943, a team of Norwegian saboteurs carried out a dangerous mission that destroyed the Nazis source of heavy water, a fluid needed to produce nuclear weapons The race to develop the world s first atomic bomb was on, and it was a race that would alter the course of the war The heavy water plant was in a heavily guarded, remote mountainous area of Norway The team knew it was likely to be a suicide mission, with little chance of success or getting out alive I was struck by not only the physical [...]

  • The Saboteur Andrew Gross 22 Aug If the Germans get there first, it will lead to some of the nastiest business that can ever be imagined Not to mention it ll win them the war A spellbinding historical and educational story based on true events involving brave and selfless patriots and the Norwegian heavy water sabotage project of WWII When I first started reading, I wasn t sure my mind was in a place to keep up with the meticulous details, yet in short order, I was riveted, reading for hours at [...]

  • The SaboteurI really enjoyed this novel and I was ready to give it four stars until I realized that this was written about true events that took place during WWII What a wonderful retelling of events during the war Andrew Gross is a great storyteller.

  • I was completely riveted and absorbed by The One Man , and was excited to begin Andrew Gross s latest novel set during WWII The story is interesting, but I felt that there was too much emphasis on the scenery and setting up the sabotage of the heavy water being produced at a plant high in the mountains in Norway, rather than pulse pounding action making me anxious to know what s going to happen next.Based on an actual story of a group of brave men who risked their lives to stop the Germans from [...]

  • Another excellent WWII historical fiction book by Andrew Gross Based on real events, the describes a plot by Norweigan nationals to destroy a well guarded plant, converted by the Nazis to manufacture hard water for use in building an atomic bomb The plant s destruction is deemed essential to the Allies efforts to win the war Kurt Nordstrum is a true patriot, putting the mission ahead of his own life, creating a unforgettable story his brains, nerve, guile and moral compass were central to the mi [...]

  • Gripping and intense, this WWII tale is based on real missions from the era Nordstrum is a charming and confident protagonist, who you ll root for as his successes and sacrifices mount in proportion to the danger within his mission This would make a fantastic movie This was an ARC.

  • Wow I really enjoyed listening to the book and found myself going on extra errands just to get time in on it.Kurt Nordstrom, after having lost his fianc e has joined the Norwegian resistance He and his team work endlessly to foil the Nazi s plan to produce a nuclear bomb In this book you learn about Quislings, Heavy Water and the determination of a group of men who have undergone extensive training in preparation for the grueling terrain that needs to be traversed under adverse conditions.Kurt [...]

  • This novel is a very good one about WWII It features character Kurt Nordstrom, who goes behind the scenes and sabotages Nazi plans He and his team do this at great risk to themselves against overwhelming odds.The Saboteur has a great lead character in Nordstrom, and the storyline is riveting It is suspenseful and thrilling.

  • This story was billed as a thrilling historical fiction story, but I did not feel that is was really a thriller I loved The One Man , but this book does not measure up to that one The book is a fictionalized version of the blowing up of the Vemork Hydroelectric Plant The main character Kurt Nordstrum, joined the resistance when the Nazis took over Norway He lost his family, his life as he knew it, and his fiancee when she was killed in retribution for a resistance attack He was a brave and coura [...]

  • Gross s Saboteur was not compelling to me though I usually enjoy World War II settings There were interesting parts for instance Kurt is a liable and believable hero and I like that it was set in Norway and was about the Nazi race to get enough Deuterium to be first to make an atom bomb And there were exciting parts when Kurt and his buddies were racing to England or escaping the Germans The story bogged down when Gross takes us step by step as the heros climb or descend mountains, ski, open eac [...]

  • A true man goes on until he can go no further, and then he goes twice as far Andrew Gross Excerpt from THE SABOTEUR Were it not for the act of a few brave souls on a top secret mission, Germany might have won the war A closely guarded secret at the time, was that in the years leading up to 1943, the German s were closer than anyone realized to making the atomic bomb In England, a secret committee called the SOE Special Operations Executive was formed to deal with that threat What stood in the wa [...]

  • It is 1943 and the Nazi stranglehold over Europe is loosening In a little town in Norway there is a factory that makes an ingredient the Germans need for an atomic bomb that theyare experimenting with Kurt Nordstrum is a member of the Norwegian underground He isa courageous fighter who has lost just about everything already in this war His fiancee,his unit and his cause He learns of the Nazis research in his homeland and he joins a groupof patriotic fighters with one goal, to disrupt activity at [...]

  • To prevent the Nazis from developing an Atomic bomb, a small team of Norwegians embark on a daring secret mission.An action packed World War II thriller.

  • I love to read historical fiction that makes me feel I am actually learning what really happened in the past This is how I felt while reading The Saboteur by Andrew Gross Before reading I didn t read the back or any plugs telling me what the book was about, rather I went completely on the fact that it was written by Andrew Gross Of course I knew from the cover it would be WWII historical fiction or even historical thriller I was surprised when I started reading to find it was set in Norway I had [...]

  • The Saboteur by Andrew Gross is a World War II historical thriller that is heavy on the history but light on the thrills It tells the story of the real life Norwegian resistance fighters who helped prevent the Nazis from developing a nuclear bomb by sabotaging the heavy water production facility in a small town in Norway.The book is filled with a lot of buildup to the acts of sabotage but as soon as the tension begins to rise in each action piece, it quickly dissipates rather than thrill Part of [...]

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