Reading about history can be boring at times but not when it is incorporated into a novel such as The Courier.
The plot of this story is about the attempt to bring to the Americans information about the Nazis’ secret endeavors to produce an atomic bomb and the attempts of the Nazis to prevent the secret from falling into the hands of the Americans.
This story is encompassed by actual historical events in which those events told in this story occurred prior to, during, and after the Second World War in Europe.
The locales in this story are in Belgium, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States; however, the stories in those locales aren’t necessarily told in that order.
The main fictional characters in this book are an American navy captain, a Dutch family, and a German gestapo agent. Aside from several minor fictional characters, the other people that are described in this book were real people.
The events described with reference to the real people depicted in this book actually occurred. Think of this book as a promenade into the events of the last century, when one of the greatest wars in history was initiated by Adolf Hitler.