Wednesday, September 15, 2021

For Malice and Mercy by Gary W. Toyn


German immigrants Karl and Marta Meyer are loyal Americans, especially after a startling visit to see their family during Hitler’s pre-war rise to power. When America enters the war, the FBI wrongly arrests the Meyers as spies, then strips them of their citizenship, rights and livelihood. They are banished to a German/Japanese internment camp, but then violently targeted by Hitler loyalists. Deportation back to war-torn Germany seems their only hope of survival.
Their son Hank enlists in the US Army Air Corps, hoping his pay can save the family’s home. After his B-17 is shot down, his ability to speak fluent German helps him evade capture. When the Gestapo is on his trail, he’s pursued as a spy and faces certain death if they can catch him. His life depends on the daring plan of two unlikely collaborators.
Inspired by actual events, this meticulously researched novel reveals untold stories of legalized hatred and the cost of unjustified suspicion. For Malice and Mercy has great relevance for our day, weaving a spellbinding saga of treachery, survival, and unmerited forgiveness.



About The Author

Gary W. Toyn was born in Hunstville, Utah and later graduated from Weber State University. As a journalist, he has interviewed NBA superstars, Olympic athletes, world political leaders, dissidents, and heads of state. He has authored multiple titles related to inspiration and humanity. His first book "The Quiet Hero" was a finalist for the 2007 Benjamin Franklin National Book Award for Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs


My Review


We all know the story, it's history, and we can't change it, but this book give us a look into happens that you really never hear about and most that I never knew. Do they make me unhappy, oh yes, and when you think about the enemy being your own country and fellow countrymen, it becomes both tragic and sad.
I never knew about the German interment camps, just the Japanese, and what happened to American citizens, sad but true facts are revealed in this fictional story that is filled with true facts.
We are on a journey of friendship, betrayal, torture, and finding forgiveness. A read to get lost in, and one that we need never forget what happens so history does not repeat.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher American Legacy Media, and was not required to give a positive review.

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