Praise for The One Man:
“THE ONE MAN is a superb tale of espionage and heroism in WWII with the highest stakes. Gross knows how to ratchet up the suspense — and then some, to an emotional finale. I’m still shaking.”
— Otto Penzler
“THE ONE MAN blew me away. The book of Andrew Gross’s career — unbearably suspenseful at times, heartbreaking and inspiring, surprising to the last page. It’s magnificent.”
— Joseph Finder
New York Times bestselling author of Guilty Minds and Suspicion
“The horrors of Holocaust are never less than gut-wrenching. When focused on one man, the imperative of his rescue bringing with it knowledge essential to defeating the Axis Powers, the suspense of that story becomes gut-wrenching, too (…) Andrew Gross brings a full arsenal of the novelist’s skills to The One Man, yet none is so essential as the personal outrage powering the narrative, driving him deep into each character portrayed to create an immersive experience for the reader.”
— Barbara Peters
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CFA Master Class: Andrew Gross
Tuesday October 18, 2016
Titan of contemporary suspense fiction Andrew Gross joined us for this Fall’s first CFA Masterclass, where he delved into writing, and discussed his latest novel The One Man. Gross is the New York Times and international bestselling author of Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don't Look Twice, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. Gross is also known for his collaborations with James Patterson, such as Second Chance, Third Degree, and Judge & Jury. Key features of his work are close family bonds, relationships characterized by loss or betrayal, and strong emotional consequences that often lead to wider crimes and subsequent cover-ups. His WWII thriller The One Man was published this August by Minotaur Books.
About The One Man:
Poland. 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers. His family is torn away from him on arrival, his life’s work burned before his eyes. To the guards, he is just another prisoner, but in fact Mendl—a renowned physicist—holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. And the other is already at work for the Nazi war machine.
Four thousand miles away, in Washington, DC, Intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum routinely decodes messages from occupied Poland. Having escaped the Krakow ghetto as a teenager after the Nazis executed his family, Nathan longs to do more for his new country in the war. But never did he expect the proposal he receives from “Wild” Bill Donovan, head of the OSS: to sneak into the most guarded place on earth, a living hell, on a mission to find and escape with one man, the one man the Allies believe can ensure them victory in the war.
Bursting with compelling characters and tense story lines, this historical thriller from New York Times bestseller Andrew Gross is a deeply affecting, unputdownable series of twists and turns through a landscape at times horrifyingly familiar but still completely new and compelling.
Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don't Look Back, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His latest novel, The One Man, is a World War II thriller published in August of this year by Minotaur Books.