The Traitor's Emblem
by Juan Gómez-Jurado
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The Straits of Gibraltar, 1940. In the heart of a storm at sea, Captain Gonzalez rescues a group of German castaways. When the storm subsides, their leader gratefully offers the captain a strange-looking emblem made of gold and diamonds, in exchange for safe passage to the coast of Portugal. Decades later, in 2002, the son of captain Gonzalez will receive a substantial offer for the emblem. He will not sell it, but he will learn from the buyer the astounding story behind this mysterious object...Munich, 1919. After his family falls into disgrace, 15-year-old Paul Reiner and his mother work as servants in the palace of Baron Von Schroeder. Full of despair, Paul dreams of the heroic father he never knew. But one night, seconds before committing suicide, Paul's cousin reveals a terrible secret. Paul's father didn't die in the First World War, as he had always been told. He was killed by someone very close to him. This discovery turns Paul's world upside down and from that moment, Paul sacrifices everything to discover the truth behind his father's death. Based on a true story, THE TRAITOR'S EMBLEM is an epic novel about family betrayal, impossible love and the price of revenge set against the menacing backdrop of Depression-era Munich and the rise of Nazism.

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