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The fifth column

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First edition.

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The One Man Andrew Gross once again delivers a tense, stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war. 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.

Available copies

  • 7 of 12 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

3 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library FIC GROSS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300437480
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Avon Free Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300509773
Checked out
11/13/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library GROSS (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301003577
Available
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Livonia Public Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult New
52140300574119
Reshelving
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Lyons Public Library F Gro (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300545505
Checked out
10/28/2019
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Macedon Public Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300735819
Checked out
11/06/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300865682
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300768793
Reshelving
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Sodus Community Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300516816
Checked out
11/13/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC GRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300516824
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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