Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher
As World War II comes to an end, Europe’s roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed “The Rat.” If he fulfills his oath and kills the guard, he will undoubtedly be caught, and the new life he is building with Sarah will die as well. He must choose between revenge and love, between avenging the past and building a future. What is more important, love or hate? The past or the future? Jacob’s Oath is both a love story and a riveting thriller with a very tricky ending.
With Jacob’s Oath, Fletcher brings up another touching novel of love, loyalty, and loss, set in the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Martin Fletcher, a Special Correspondent for NBC News, is one of the world’s most highly respected television news correspondents. Currently based in both Israel and New York, Fletcher has won many awards for both his writing and journalism, including the National Jewish Book Award for Walking Israel, a Columbia University duPont Award, several Overseas Press Club Awards, and five Emmys.