The Soul of a Thief: A Novel

The Soul of a Thief: A Novel

by Steven Hartov


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A moving, lyrical novel of survival behind the front lines of occupied France, inspired by a remarkable but little-known detail of World War II history.

Shtefan Brandt, serving in Hitler’s SS, has made it through the war in spite of two secrets that are far more dangerous than the battlefield. First, he is a Mischling, one of the thousands of German citizens of Jewish descent who avoided the death camps by concealing themselves in the ranks of the German army. And second, he is in love with Gabrielle Belmont, his commanding officer’s French mistress.

As the war’s end looms on the horizon, Shtefan’s commander hatches a plot to escape Europe and fund a new life with a stolen fortune. A fortune that Shtefan, in turn, plans to steal from him…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335994684
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,172,054
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

STEVEN HARTOV is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller In the Company of Heroes, as well as The Night Stalkers and Afghanistan on the Bounce. For six years he served as Editor-in-Chief of Special Operations Report. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, and most recently the History Channel’s Secret Armies. A former Merchant Marine sailor, Israeli Defense Forces paratrooper and special operator, he is currently a Task Force Commander in the New York Guard. He lives in New Jersey.

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