A Betrayal of Heroes by David Ebsworth.
A Betrayal of Heroes is a political action thriller and contains elements of action, intrigue, love and loss. An early reviewer has described it as Casablanca meets Saving Private Ryan. Fair enough, because it’s set against the background of:
- Free France in the Second World War;
- the exiled Spanish Republicans who lost their own battle against fascism. They continued that fight, however, within the Free French armies until the bitter end in 1945; and
- the parts played by Morocco, Algeria, Equatorial Africa and Libya in the stories of those Free French men and women and their Spanish allies.
You can get a taste for the content of the book by reading the back cover:
‘Swear,’ Leclerc shouted, ‘that you will never lay down your arms until our colours, our beautiful colours, are flying afresh on Strasbourg Cathedral!’
Headstrong newspaperman Jack Telford’s weapon is his pen. The oath he’s taken at Kufra, however, will still bind his fate to the passions and perils of the men and women who shape his life. These personal heroes, like the exiled Spanish Republicans are now fighting for Free France. But from Oran and Casablanca to the heart of Africa and then into the cauldron of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris, Jack’s fate is also bound to those who will betray them. And to the enemies who want Telford dead.
“David Ebsworth, a terrific storyteller, his passion for his subject and his characters grabs you by the throat.” (Elizabeth Buchan, bestselling author of The Museum of Broken Promises, The New Mrs Clifton and I Can’t Begin To Tell You.)
The publication date will be the 14th July
Dave McCall writes historical fiction as David Ebsworth. His novel “The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale” (“Shades of James Clavell’s Shogun and Winston Graham’s Poldark.”) is available now through all normal outlets.
Article kindly provided by Dave McCall. Find more of David’s work at davidebsworth.com.
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