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El emblema del traidor

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Estrecho de Gibraltar, 1940. En el epicentro de una tormenta, el capitán González rescata a un grupo de náufragos alemanes. Cuando cesa el temporal, el cabecilla le obsequia con un emblema de oro macizo. De la conversación con ellos, González no olvidará dos palabras: traición y salvación.
En torno a este emblema gira la aventura de Paul, un joven huérfano que vive con su
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 28th 2010 by Random House Mondadori (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spanish journalist turned author Juan Gomez-Jurado is going places, winner of the impressive sounding 'Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja' (even more impressive when you learn the prize was a half million US$), the rights to his first book (God's Spy) have been sold in 42 countries, his first two books claim 3 million readers and his third and latest 'The Traitors Emblem' is being translated into 40 languages.

'Traitors Emblem' is set in post world war one Germany against the background of po
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as part of the Amazon Vine Program. I was attracted to this novel by its setting - Munich during the time of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis.
I won't give a blow-by-blow account of the plot;I don`t like to give away too much as it spoils the enjoyment for the reader. The tale is set in motion by the mystery of a strange medal-like object which a Spanish captain passes on to his son; only in 2002 is the origin of the emblem finally explained.
Gómez-Jurado skilfull
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My husband is a blogger, and he recived the Advance Reading Copy of this novel. This book is set mainly in the period leading up to WW11, most of the events taking place in Munich. It concerns two boys as they grow into men. Jürgen, the son of a baron, is a nasty piece of work who becomes a dedicated follower of Adolf Hitler. He ends up in the SS working under Reinhard Heydrich with Adolf Eichmann as a colleague. He is violent by nature and so well suited to his role in the SS, where he is given ...more
Robert Ashbacher
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Other reviews go into more details, but here is my own quick response to The Traitor's Emblem. Once I started reading, I simply could not put it down. This was a true page-turner, as it was very well developed, and structured as a novel. Also, there is no doubt a tremendous amount of research was conducted by Gomez Jurado, with a lot of information around which to frame a story. One of the best historical novels I've ever read. It's disguised as a thriller, but when you think about it this is th ...more
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a well crafted novel with nicely defined, believable characters. The main action is set in the years before the Second World War during a time of political upheaval in Germany.

The story is of dark family secrets and the rivalry and bitterness between Paul and Jurgen involving the liberated young woman, Alys. Slowly these turn to hatred and the need for revenge.

Finally the family secrets and the creation and meaning of the 'emblem' are revealed.

This novel has plenty of action and intrigue
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The Traitor’s Emblem is the latest novel from Spanish writer Juan Gómez-Jurado. The setting is a different European country, as the story follows the lives of two closely-related but feuding German families through the twin horrors of the World Wars.

The book opens with a tantalising prologue of a storm at sea in 1940, from which four enigmatic Germans are rescued from drowning. One of the saved – a man with only one eye – imparts a departing gift to their valiant Spanish savi
María  Sanz
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hace un par de horas que he terminado de leer "El Emblema del Traidor" y aún estoy conmocionada y emocionada con esta novela, sin ninguna duda, la mejor de las publicadas hasta ahora por Juan Gómez Jurado.

Soy una lectora compulsiva, unos libros me gustan más, otros menos, pero a veces, me cuesta encontrar un libro que me toque de verdad el corazón. Hacía muchos meses que no encontraba un libro que me entusiasmara de verdad. Pues bien, este lo ha hecho, y tardaré bastante en olvidarlo.

Es una hist
Laurie Evans
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that has you on the edge of your seat for the entire storyline. Gomez Jurado does a wonderful job connecting historical facts with fiction. The love story plot it was good, but not perfect. All in all, The Traitor's Emblem is a great novel.
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

THE TRAITOR’S EMBLEM begins in the Straits of Gibraltar in March, 1940. In the midst of a terrible storm, the crew of the Spanish naval vessel, Esperanza, rescues four German sailors from a life boat. The rescue could have cost Captain Manuel Gonzalez Pereira his life but he couldn’t leave the Germans to die. Agreeing to alter his course, Captain Gonzalez takes the Germans to a point near the coast of Portugal. As a token of his gratitude, the German officer, a man with one eye, leading the grou
This had all the potential to be a very good book. Unfortunately, it ended up being merely OK. The story begins with the captain of a Spanish boat rescuing a group of Germans lashed to a raft in a howling storm. In return for saving their lives, the leader of the group gives him an unusual medal that appears to combine Masonic symbols with things definitely unMasonic. The rest of the book is the tale of how that medal came to be and how the German man got it. It is the story of a Munich family i ...more
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Juan Gómez-Jurado (December 1977 Madrid, Spain) is an award winning journalist and bestselling author. He is one of the three most successful contemporary Spanish authors along with New York Times bestselling authors Javier Sierra and Carlos Ruiz Zafón. In 2016, Juan celebrated the mark of 6 million readers worldwide.

Juan is the author of six international bestselling novels: GOD’S SPY, THE MOSES
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“Ah, ah. No releas, Paul. Eres muy joven, y aquellos que releen tienden a llenarse de la sabiduría inadecuada antes de tiempo. Ahora tienes que leer, leer todo lo que puedas, lo más heterogéneo posible. Sólo cuando llegas a mis años sabes que aquello que relees no es una pérdida de tiempo.” 5 likes
“La traición y el asesinato van siempre juntos, como dos diablos unidos en un yugo que por el mismo fin trabajan tan groseramente por interés natural que la imaginación no se asombra ante ellos.   Pero a ti, contra todo decoro, te estaba reservado, provocar asombro, al tiempo que traición y asesinato. Sea cual fuere el diablo que ha obrado sobre ti, se ha ganado fama de excelente en el Infierno.” 1 likes
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