The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross

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February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, twenty-two thousand cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell’s Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows.

Two years later. America is wrestling with whether to enter the growing war. Charles’s estranged wife and six-year-old daughter, Emma, now live in a quiet brownstone in the German-speaking New York City neighborhood of Yorkville, where support for Hitler is common. Charles, just out of prison, struggles to put his life back together, while across the hall from his family, a kindly Swiss couple, Trudi and Willi Bauer, have taken a liking to Emma. But Charles begins to suspect that they might not be who they say they are.

As the threat of war grows, and fears of a “fifth column”—German spies embedded into everyday life—are everywhere, Charles puts together that the seemingly amiable Bauers may be part of a sinister conspiracy. When Pearl Harbor is attacked and America can no longer sit on the sideline, that conspiracy turns into a deadly threat with Charles the only one who can see it and Emma, an innocent pawn.

Book Details

  • File Namethe-fifth-column-by-andrew-gross.epub
  • Original TitleThe Fifth Column
  • Creator
  • Languageen
  • Identifieruuid:0068fda4-1b3f-4952-ab00-1e76da347507
  • PublisherSt. Martin's Publishing Group
  • Date0101-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
  • File Size497.602 KB

Table of Content

  • 1. Title Page
  • 2. Copyright Notice
  • 3. Dedication
  • 4. Chapter 1
  • 5. Chapter 2
  • 6. Chapter 3
  • 7. Chapter 4
  • 8. Chapter 5
  • 9. Chapter 6
  • 10. Chapter 7
  • 11. Chapter 8
  • 12. Chapter 9
  • 13. Chapter 10
  • 14. Chapter 11
  • 15. Chapter 12
  • 16. Chapter 13
  • 17. Chapter 14
  • 18. Chapter 15
  • 19. Chapter 16
  • 20. Chapter 17
  • 21. Chapter 18
  • 22. Chapter 19
  • 23. Chapter 20
  • 24. Chapter 21
  • 25. Chapter 22
  • 26. Chapter 23
  • 27. Chapter 24
  • 28. Chapter 25
  • 29. Chapter 26
  • 30. Chapter 27
  • 31. Chapter 28
  • 32. Chapter 29
  • 33. Chapter 30
  • 34. Chapter 31
  • 35. Chapter 32
  • 36. Chapter 33
  • 37. Chapter 34
  • 38. Chapter 35
  • 39. Chapter 36
  • 40. Chapter 37
  • 41. Chapter 38
  • 42. Chapter 39
  • 43. Chapter 40
  • 44. Chapter 41
  • 45. Chapter 42
  • 46. Chapter 43
  • 47. Chapter 44
  • 48. Chapter 45
  • 49. Chapter 46
  • 50. Epilogue
  • 51. Acknowledgments
  • 52. Also by Andrew Gross
  • 53. About the Author
  • 54. Newsletter Sign-up
  • 55. Copyright

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