With courage, conviction and the stealth of a fox, Tsar Boris III maneuvers his tiny, beleaguered country of Bulgaria through the military and political minefields of World War II. Forced to give nominal allegiance to the Third Reich or face the annihilation of his people, Boris maintains his army within the borders of Bulgaria, refusing to commit them to battle. In an act of outstanding moral strength and inspired cleverness, he ensures the survival of all 50,000 Jews under his royal watch.
This novel has it all—superb craft, stellar research that enlivens every page, a riveting plot, endearing and wholly believable characters, romance, adventure, danger and pathos—and it's all based on a true story! A copy should be thrust into the hands of everyone in a position of leadership. (Sep., 384 pp., $13.99)
Jill Elizabeth Nelson