“Take it from a screenwriter who writes period scripts… It’s more than difficult to pen an engrossing historical novel! Booby traps are everywhere. Where is the line between fiction and non-fiction? How does the author follow the truth and make it feel real, without lying, using his or her creative license? Sal Tagliareni rides the line beautifully. It’s not just that he paints a true picture of the past; he literally reconstructs a bygone world. His impeccable research launched me back to World War Two Germany in a way that was, in a word, disorienting. I really felt like I was there, among its autocratic monsters and the Jewish people they were hell bent on destroying. Hats off to this author who successfully created a time machine for the reader to safely visit a dangerous, heartbreaking moment in history.”