By Alex Kershaw
The best-selling writer of The Liberator brings to lifestyles the awesome actual tale of an American health practitioner in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts in the course of international battle II
The leafy street Foch, essentially the most specific residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was once Paris's hotbed of bold spies, murderous mystery police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So while American health care professional Sumner Jackson, who lived together with his spouse and younger son Phillip at quantity eleven, chanced on himself drawn into the Liberation community of the French resistance, he knew the stakes have been impossibly excessive. simply down the line at quantity 31 used to be the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to focus camps. And quantity eighty four housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run via the simplest secret agent hunter in Nazi Germany.
From his place of work on the American medical institution, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots appropriately out of France, a role advanced by means of the clinic director's shut ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish associates, Jackson invited Liberation to formally function out of his domestic at quantity 11--but the noose quickly started to tighten. whilst his mystery lifestyles was once came upon through his Nazi buddies, he and his kinfolk have been compelled to undertake a trip into the darkish middle of the war-torn continent from which there has been little probability of return.
Drawing upon a wealth of basic resource fabric and large interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the town of sunshine in the course of its darkest days. The untold tale of the Jackson relatives anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the brilliant immediacy of the simplest secret agent thrillers. Awash with the demanding surroundings of worldwide conflict II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the courageous healthcare professional who risked every little thing to defy Hitler.