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by F.J. Harmon (Goodreads Author)
Mossad agent Amirrah Kohen pursues the terrorist behind the 911 attacks, and tries to save her childhood sweetheart fro…more
Mossad agent Amirrah Kohen pursues the terrorist behind the 911 attacks, and tries to save her childhood sweetheart from his domination, as he plans his attacks against Israel and the United States. [close]
by Robert Westbrook (Goodreads Author)
"The Torch Singer" is a sweeping historical saga that takes the reader from the horrors of Nazi-occupied Poland to the glittery excesses of Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s: the rise and fall of Sonya Saint-Amant, a singer who schemes her way to fame and glory breaking all the rules.
Book One, "An Overnight Sensation", charts the rise of Sonya from the age of 17 in 1940, a girl dreaming of being an understudy at the Krakow Opera when Nazis raid the theater. After witnessing the summary execution of her mother by German soldiers she escapes Poland and makes her way to London. Using guile and beauty, she finds passage to America in 1943 on the Mauretania, a dangerous North Atlantic crossing on a troop ship full of men. As the ship steams north into Arctic waters evading enemy submarines, Sonya almost wins at a high-stakes game of love . . . only to arrive in New York alone and desperate but determined to become a star.
"This is a masterpiece of storytelling which skilfully relates the rise and demise of sultry B-Singer Sonya Saint-Amant in a murder-mystery that intertwines hard-bitten noir-fiction and a Hollywood 'memoir'. The Torch Singer - An Overnight Sensation is a book of constant intrigue which creates that delicious paradox of it being immediately clear that nothing is ever quite as it seems."
"Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician."
"The Torch Singer" is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame. [close]
― Miranda Parker, A Good Excuse to Be Bad
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