Saturday, May 02, 2009

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Tribunal by Sandra Grey. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

"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 fiancĂ©e, 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 American nurse.

But as the world’s emerging superpowers race to obtain nuclear secrets, Hans becomes a pawn in the deadly game—and Natalie’s freedom hangs in the balance. Rolf, unaware of their predicament, feels haunted by his Nazi past and seeks peace of conscience through the rigors of a military tribunal. Then, as tensions escalate between the United States and Russia, Rolf and Hans find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict."

This book is the second part of a story that starts in 'Traitor' by Sandra Grey. I really recommend that you read the first part before you start on 'Tribunal' because I'm afraid it won't make much sense to you otherwise. Sometimes you can move right on into a sequel and they tell you everything you need to know as you go along. I think that I personally would be frustrated if I had not previously read the book 'Traitor'. That being said, it's definately worth reading the whole story. It's interesting, compelling and will have you rooting for both sides of the conflict before the story is done. Be prepared, 'Tribunal' will leave you hanging as we wait for the next book to continue the story.