Madeleine Toche races to the front only to find her brother mortally wounded during the German Blitzkrieg attack on France at the outset of World War II. His death and her rape at the hands of an SS Stormtrooper cast Madeleine down a path of death and violence as her desire for revenge reaches a crescendo. Award-Winning Novel, Best Fiction, Fade-In Magazine.
Mary Ann Grossmann Book Editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press says:
“If you like strong heroines, you’ll love Madeleine Toche.”
The New York Journal of Books:
“Overall, this heroine belongs on the big screen.”
The Book Connection
“This is a superb story from talented debut author Soren Paul Petrek.”
About the Author
Soren Paul Petrek is a practicing trial attorney with a passion for studying World War II. He lived in France and England listening to people’s stories of sacrifice and struggle during the darkest periods of the war.
Soren’s Debut novel, Cold Lonely Courage was inspired by the true story of a young Belgian woman who helped countless Jewish children escape from the terrors of the Nazi regime.