A Toast to Tomorrow: 07/30/11
A Toast to Tomorrow by Manning Coles was one of my first wishlist books crossed off the list when I began to seriously try to read from it. It dates back to 1941 and was published in Great Britain as Pray Silence.
Klauss Lehman is a high ranking S.S. officer. He's the Chief of the German Police and he wants to break Goebbel's racket of letting Jews escape by donating 80% of their assets to the cause. Except Klauss might not actually be who he thinks he is. Things start to unravel when he recognizes a World War One era code tapped into the background of a propaganda radio play.
Before the big reveal of Klauss Lehman's secret, I was wondering why I had put the book on my wishlist. The juggling Klauss has to do once he figures out who he really is and whose side he's really on, I knew I had made the right decision when I put it on the list.
I'm not going to reveal the secret. It's worth the fun of reading. The book is thought provoking and humorous. It reads like an Alan Furst novel but it was written during WWII, not decades after it.