This was a so-so book, replete with next-to-impossible scenarios. I do have a problem with many American authors who wear blinders and consider themselves the sole saviors of the populations in Europe during WWI and WWII. They consistently overlook the fact that Canada played an essential role in both wars. For example, the movie "The Magnificant Seven" portrayed Americans as the 'heroes'; whereas it was Canadian soldiers who were the Magnificant ones. Who freed Belgium from the Germans but Canadians? These are but minute examples of how the World is indebted to Canadian soldiers for their valor and courage throughout the years. It's sad the Americans are so arrogant that they overlook allies who stood strong against common enemies. I didn't finish reading the novel.