10.4.13

THE LISBON CROSSING, by Tom Gabbay

Lisbon, 1940. Paris is in Nazi hands. Anyone who could flee has gone, many to neutral Portugal. Jack Teller, German-born Hollywood stunt man, escorts Lili Sterne, German-born screen legend, on Sterne's personal mission to rescue an old chum. While the Gestapo lurks, Teller meets the Windsors: the Duke and Duchess, that is: pathetic Edward and conniving Wallis. The seduction scene with the decadent Duchess is worth the whole read! While some of the author's tics are really annoying, it's a 3+. A lot of fun, recreating a tense era that many readers will have lived through. And if you aren't that old, this will bring it alive for you.