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Tribunal (Traitor #2)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  788 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Berlin, 1945 Major Rolf Schulmann lies close to death in a military hospital after enduring the horrors of a concentration camp. Revived from a coma through a priesthood blessing, he slowly returns to health as his fiancée, Marie Jacobson, tenderly cares for his deep physical and spiritual wounds. Meanwhile Rolf s best friend, SS Lieutenant Hans Brenner, begins to overcome ...more
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Published January 28th 2009 by Covenant Communications
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I loved this sequel to Traitor; in fact I liked the sequel better than the first book. I wish that I could give this book 4 1/2 stars. I was able to jump into this novel faster than the first one, mainly because I "knew" the characters from the 1st book. It was good to find out what happened to Rolf, after he was left in such a precarious position in Traitor. I absolutely love the character of Hans Brenner. He is a true, selfless hero.

I like Sandra Grey's writing style; it clicks with me. The wa
Hollie Robb
Berlin, 1945
Major Rolf Schulmann lies close to death in a military hospital after enduring the horrors of a concentration camp. Revived from a coma through a priesthood blessing, he slowly returns to health as his fiancée, Marie Jacobson, tenderly cares for his deep physical and spiritual wounds. Meanwhile Rolf ’s best friend, SS Lieutenant Hans Brenner, begins to overcome the despair and depression of his postwar gutter-rat existence as he finds himself falling for Natalie Allred, a beautiful
I only gave this three stars first of all because I will never be a fan of lds (Mormon) fiction. This is the second book in the story and in a lot of ways I felt like it was the same story all over again. The plot was very interesting though. But all of the little twists to the story started to be overwhelming and made the story a little far fetched. The character development I thought was very good. I liked how the author developed the bad guy (Viktor) the best. I couldn't tell if he was good, ...more
Note: this is one of the novels I'm reading as a voter for the Whitney Awards. My rating and review may or may not be indicative of how I will cast my vote.

Tribunal really didn't work for me. The mixture of Mormon romance novel and spy thriller and post-WWII historical fiction is awkward (and this is coming from someone who very much likes hybridization in his novels). The writing is workmanlike, but in places it falls of the tracks. Everything stretches believability -- which is fine, but it do
I really didn't like this one for the first 100 pages or so. The last book left off on a cliffhanger for Rolf and Marie and this book focused on different characters. It was hard for me to care about them and their storyline bored me at first. I was severely tempted to skip to the Rolf and Marie parts. Fortunately, with time, I was able to care about the other characters and the book included more of Rolf and Marie. I also would have appreciated more psychological depth. I found it weird that th ...more
Although not as good as Grey's earlier book, Traitor, Tribunal is almost as good, and deals with a time and place in history--Berlin and the rest of Europe just after World War II--that is not as well covered in most people's history classes and reading. The cover art is terrible and the story is not just the continuation and resolution of the first book, as some will expect, but also continues the story of Rolf's friend, Hans Brenner, and his relationship with an American nurse, Natalie. The st ...more
Tribunal is the sequel to Traitor. If you haven't read Traitor yet read it first. It is amazing! Tribunal is almost just as good as Traitor. (The reason it is not better is because it is not quite as original, or new. Of course it is almost impossible for a sequel to be as original as the first since it depends upon the first novel.) The reason I love Tribunal is because of the hope it offers. It shows us that there is hope for all of us. That was can be forgiven. In it a Nazi officer faces a Tr ...more
As soon as I finished Traitor I put this book on hold at the library. It was a long week to wait for it to come in. This book follows the character of Hans, who is introduced in Traitor. Again, I loved the history I learned through the story and enjoyed watching the characters. I don't think I liked it quite as much as Traitor, but I wonder if that is because I expected it would be about the same characters as Traitor and then didn't see much of them in the first half of the book. I also felt th ...more
Amanda Hunsaker
IT was just as gripping as the first book. It is very clean, has a good message, and at the same time shows the horror of post-WWII Germany and the beginnings of the struggles with the USSR. Great if you love historical fiction and suspense. Probably a 4.5.
Alicia Duffin
I love this book series! Can't wait to read Trespass. I do get sick of hearing the characters say everyone's first and last name together (who does that!) but I really like the characters and there is never a dull moment.
This is #2 in the series. I read Traitor and enjoyed it immensely and Tribunal did not disappoint. Again, the historic research and development were fantastic, the characters feel like old friends and I found myself cheering them on all the way. The descriptions of post-war Europe felt very real to me, and I appreciated that the author did not 'sugar-coat' some events and descriptions- it WAS bad after the war. I also felt very inspired by the main characters moral fortitude and personal strengt ...more
A.L. Sowards
I picked this book up because I thought the author's first book, Traitor, was decent. Wasn't too impressed with this one. During the first third of the book I kept thinking that Sandra Grey must have been up against a tight publishing deadline and so decided that spell check and grammar check were the only forms of editing she needed. The only reason I kept reading was because I like Hans and wanted to see what happened to him. The last half of the book did get better. The plot was interesting, ...more
I loved this sequel to Traitor; in fact I liked the sequel better than the first book. The readers are able to jump into this novel faster than the first one, mainly because we know the characters from the first book. It was good to find out what happened to Rolf, after he was left in such a precarious position in Traitor. I absolutely love the character of Hans Brenner. He is a true, selfless hero.

I like Sandra Grey's writing style. The way that the history is written is very interesting. I li
What took me so long? I finished the first in this series of 3 last summer and was anxious to pick up the next two - they have been sitting on my shelf for almost a year and I finally got around to reading it! It was wonderful! Grey weaves the history of this post-WWII story through a very different angle. It is about a Nazi major who is also a member of the church - I know it sounds a little corny but I couldn't put it down! This second book brings in a new character - nurse Natalie - also LDS. ...more
Rolf and Hans are trying to get through the war as they also try to stay alive. This book has more history of what happen to people during the war. Rolf is tried for war crimes after the end of the war and Maria tries to find someone that knows what Rolf really tried to do to help the people during the war. Hans is trying to save himself and Natalie from another evil character and being dragged off to Moscow. This is a vital point in the book as you find out that there are good people in r that ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It is a sequel to Traitor which I read last summer at my mom-in-laws. Finally got to get the rest of the story, except that now I have to wait for the third! Drat! I may have liked this one even better than the first because it is set right after the war and has a lot to do with the division of power, resources, and the race for technology between Russia and the other Allies. I think that time period gets ignored because I think, "Ok. We won and we all lived happily m ...more
I would like to give an extra half star. This second novel is much better than the first. It's still heavily LDS fiction - but the story is still interesting... or I'm just easy.

I want happy endings for my characters... so this one was satisfying in that sense.

This was interesting to read about the aftermath of war - the rebuilding, the trials, suffering... things we don't really think about.

Overall - I could do without the horrible cover art. They couldn't have picked more dull people to place
This is the follow-up to Traitor, and I thought it was just as good. For one thing, it discussed post-war Germany and the beginnings of the Cold War, which is a time period I really am not very familiar with at all. The book follows up with some of the characters from the first one and introduces some new ones, but they all remained compelling and 'real' to me. A review I read of Grey's books pointed out that they may look like standard LDS romances or thrillers, but the writing is much more pol ...more
My husband and I listened to this book and the first in this series, Traitor, and we really enjoyed them both. We both love history, so we learned a lot from the underlying story. Having the romances going on, and the Mormon church doctrine and history during the war just added to the interest in the story line. The characters in this book are very well developed. I was drawn to each one and was anxious to know what would happen to them in their trials and experiences. We hear there's another bo ...more
Loved this second installment in the series. The second book picks up right where the first left off. In this story, we get to know Hans much better and an American nurse Natalie. There are just as many twists and turns in this book as the first. Can't wait to read the third book!
The sequal to Sandra Grey's Traitor was a well researched historical novel taking place in post WWII Berlin. I was dying to see what would happen to Rolf and Marie and was happy with the result. Although I liked the first book better (I'm a sucker for a good love story, especially one against all odds) I enjoyed this story and was pleased that the character of Hans, Rolf's best friend and adopted brother, was more developed. I hope there is a third book because I felt that the ending of this one ...more
Good continuation of story.
The events in both "Traitor" and "Tribunal" are so realistic. I love the characters. My heart ached for Rolf and Marie. You wonder if they will ever be able to live a normal life. Rolf is such a good man he accepts every judgment made against him. And, Marie stands by him every minute. In the meantime, Hans and Natalie have to fight their own demons--Russia. I was thinking to myself, which would be worse Nazi torture or Russian blackmail. Both seem to be extremely painful. The ending is another ...more
Loved this book just as much as the first, if not more.
To be fair I only got about 30 pages into this, and maybe I will return to it another day when I am in the mood for this kind of story.

But I was really annoyed that the story jumped A WHOLE YEAR past the previous book in the series, Traitor. I felt like the author took the easy way out and missed out on some great storytelling in the process.

Plus I was worried about sledging through this book just to have it "end" like the first- no end at all, just a set up for the next in the series.

I enjoyed this sequel as with most it wasn't my favorite of the two but I had to know the story. It was like an addicting soap opera in an LDS world set in post war. There is actually quite a bit of history in this series which I'm sure took a lot of time and research. I know the authors background makes it a bit easier but I am sure it was no picnic. Worth reading and a lovely story that melts your heart and makes you want to cry and laugh all that the same time while educating.
As generally happens with books in series, I liked the first one best. I like the historical fiction of this series enough to wade through the romance (it's by an LDS author and about LDS people so it's squeaky clean). It's good enough to finish out the series (there is a 3rd). As a side note, the model on the cover is my little sister's good friend (a mutual friend of theirs designed the cover). That was a little weird for me to see a personal acquaintance on a book cover!
this is the second book in the series and I really enjoyed it. When I first set out to read these books I only was reading them because my mother in law gave it to me and I had nothing else to do, but now I'm hooked. Its a great story and although super cheesy at times (I mean really, who calls their friends and or/lovers by their first and last name all the time) I can't wait to read the next one. Too bad I'm number 52 on the waiting list at the library!
So when i started reading this book i didn't know that it was the secound one out of her novels. So after i finished it and was looking around for another book to read, i found out that this is her secound. I was very upset but oh, well, it was a good book anyway.And today(Which just to tell you is not the same day i wrote that, up above this.) (3/19/09) Is when i read the firat book, it was very good better than the last.
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