The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

I love books that provide suspense and intrigue.  And oh did The Swiss Courier provide!  I have long been fascinated by the WW II, it was my grandparents era and I would love to listen to the stories of their lives at that time so I knew I would enjoy the setting of the book.  I love the Historical continue to be so popular with the Christian crowd :)  Also this book is set in another country and that always makes me happy!

I found myself liking Gabi, the main character, immediately.  The book draws you in quickly and soon you are a part of the adventure.  I also really enjoyed the writing style of Goyer and Yorkey.  I very much appreciated how thoroughly researched The Swiss Courier was.  I enjoyed the characters and the setting immensely.  I found that the concept of the book was unusual and I thought that made the book all the better.  The underlying lessons of trust and hope bring the whole story together.

There is just not much I can say because I do not want to give anything away!

The Swiss Courier is truly an exceptional historical read.  If you are in the mood for a thrilling and suspenseful ride then give The Swiss Courier a try :)

swiss courier.JPGAbout the book:

It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a youngSwiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely “courier” Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating–and deadly–time in history.

About the Authors:

Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW’s Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website: www.triciagoyer.com
Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including the bestselling Every Man’s Battle series. Married to a Swiss native, Yorkey lived in Switzerland for 18 months. He and his family currently reside in California.To find out more visit his website: www.MikeYorkey.com

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Thank you, LitFuse, for providing a copy of The Swiss Courier for me to review.

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2 Responses to “The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey”


  1. 1 awarmscarf October 31, 2009 at 1:24 am

    I definitely am going to get this! It seems like something I would love. : )

  2. 2 Mike Yorkey November 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Critty Joy, as the co-author of “The Swiss Courier,” it was great to see the enthusiasm for our World War II-era thriller. Readers have been telling us that we’ve been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages.No one has been able to figure out how “The Swiss Courier” ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again. Mike Yorkey


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