Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-20-14

Leaving Liberty

By Virginia Carmichael / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (112 reviews)

Leaving Liberty

At eighteen, Daisy McConnell left Liberty, Colorado and never looked back. The only bright spot in a childhood of neglect and loneliness was the town librarian, Marie. Now settled as a teacher in sunny Fresno, Daisy does her best to forget everything about Liberty including her drunk father, her MIA mother, and the town she hated with every beat of her heart.
Lane Bennett’s life as a small town cop is pretty close to perfect. He’s got his dog, a pretty date when he needs one, and plenty of time to fish on the weekends. No other place can compare to his hometown and he’s happy to devote his life to keeping the folks of Liberty safe. When Marie passes away, Lane knows one of the best parts about living in Liberty is gone, along with the old Carnegie library. It needs repairs the city can’t afford and the city managers won’t pay the new flood insurance. It’s too bad but safety comes first.
When Daisy comes home for Marie’s funeral and hears the only safe place she knew as a child is going to close, she refuses to let it happen. She hatches a plan to save the old library, run the summer reading program, and keep Marie’s legacy alive.
Nothing can go wrong with this plan… Only that she’s renting Lane’s cabin, he’s winning her heart, her dad wants to reconcile, and it just won’t stop raining.
By the time the river jumps the banks, there’s a whole lot more drama going in Liberty than a spring flood. The town pulls together to save the library, the quilt holds a startling secret, and two young people in love must decide if NEVER really means FOREVER.
She once vowed never to come home and he’s vowed never to leave. Daisy and Lane discover together that true love happens when you least expect it and you should ‘never say never’ in Liberty.

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Caversham’s Bride (The Caversham Chronicles Book 1)

By Sandy Raven / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (148 reviews)

Caversham's Bride (The Caversham Chronicles Book 1)

What would you do to save the ones you love most?

Sold into slavery by the men who were supposed to kill her, Angelia Gualtiero must now convince the man who purchased her to help her. Lia would do anything to save her little brother from her murderous aunt, even marry a man she knows wants nothing more than use of her body.

Marcus Renfield Halden, Ninth Duke of Caversham, needs an heir to secure his legacy and the futures of his young sisters from a desperate cousin whom he suspects of targeting him in pursuit of the title and fortune. When he sees a woman running from her guard in a market in Tangier, he is at first captivated by her beauty. After Ren learns her story, he’s in awe of her bravery. He then makes Lia an offer she cannot refuse.

Her brother for an heir.

What neither expected was to fall in love.

Caversham’s Bride is set in 1819. Locations include Genoa, Tangier, London and the hero’s merchant ship.

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Poison Town: A Novel (The Crittendon Files)

By Creston Mapes / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (97 reviews)

Poison Town: A Novel (The Crittendon Files)

Ideal for fans of Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Jerry Jenkins and Joel Rosenberg.

There’s More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town

People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that’s crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss. The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon’s long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal. The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable–he knows too much.

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Dream Search (The Flame Series Book 1)

By Naeem Sikandar / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (53 reviews)

Dream Search (The Flame Series Book 1)

When she finally gets a way out of her parents’ home gaining the much needed freedom, Megan Johnson feels that her life is complete at last. Now suddenly finding herself with so much freedom in her hands while away in campus, she does the most natural thing any girls starved for freedom would do. She gets involved with the very first man who shows some interest in her. Not to mention that the guy in question is one hell of a good looking hunk who is quite generous when it comes to teaching girls her age the ropes in matters related to bodily affairs.

She jumps into a steamy relationship with Jason Alistair only to realize that it is as short lived as it is sweet and within a short time it dawns on her that she is not the only one who has her hand in his cookie jar. The pain that comes with it is only made easier by Lee who has proven to be a good friend over time and who now seems to have all that could get her back on the road to love once again.

Will that work or is it yet another unfulfilled fantasy in her mind yet again?

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Monarch

By Michelle D. Argyle / Genre: Espionage, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Monarch

Nick’s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness—a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S. has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he’ll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when Nick is on the brink of catching Ferreira, he’s framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-19-14

Tangled Rose: Motorcycle Dark Romance 1 (The Darkness Trilogy)

By Abby Weeks / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (59 reviews)

Tangled Rose: Motorcycle Dark Romance 1 (The Darkness Trilogy)

Drawn from experiences in the author’s own life, this is a heartbreaking and painful story of abuse, degradation and humiliation. While the trilogy as a whole ends happily, this book does not. You’ve been warned!

Rose Meadows has been kidnapped. She wakes up in a motel room, tied to the bed, and she is terrified. Never could she have imagined what the men who took her have in store. The pleasures they seek are not only sexual; they want that, but they also want to abuse her in more degrading and devastating ways. They want to humiliate her. They want to debase her. And most of all, they want to break down her trust in the one thing that can eventually set her free: Love.

Start this trilogy if you are brave enough to see it through to the end. It is a heartbreaking story but it is also a triumphant one. It shows that love can be found in the darkest of places, and that sometimes it is the roughest and hardest of men who prove to be the most surprising.

A Warm Place to Call Home (A Demon’s Story Book 1)

By Michael Siemsen / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (94 reviews)

A Warm Place to Call Home (A Demon's Story Book 1)

Frederick is a demon. Born in Maryland in the early 1980’s, he hasn’t a clue where he came from or why, but feels an irresistible desire to occupy a human body. Once inside, he finds the previous occupants’ consciousness and memories forever erased, an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to truly halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. In various bodies he travels the world for decades–aimless–sampling cultures and experiencing life from the points of view of males, females, young, old, rich, poor.

Now, Frederick has an urge to return to his roots in America, explore the mystery of his origin, find someone to love, and settle down for a while. In his hometown, his mission bears fruit much faster than he expected. After seemingly chance encounters lead him to a thrilling romance, an unexpected adversary casts a suspicious eye upon him. Increasingly aware of the unique nature of this town and its people, Frederick follows his impulses, finding not only answers to lifelong questions, but also love and tragedy.

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Jaunten (Advent Mage Cycle Book 1)

By Honor Raconteur / Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (78 reviews)

Jaunten (Advent Mage Cycle Book 1)

Twenty of them finally poured out into the open street. They quickly split up, coming in at a full run that slowed about ten feet away from us. I watched with a cynical eye, as they spread out in a semi-circle, blocking our path. One of them, judging from the red piping in the dusky brown uniform he wore, was the Squad Captain. He advanced a step in front of his men. “We have detected someone with magical abilities. Hand them over immediately, and your lives will be spared.”

Oh please. Spare me the lies. Without any encouragement on my part, Night took a step forward, drawing the captain’s eyes to me. I straightened to my full height, looking down at him coldly. “I am Rhebengarthen, Earth Mage and child of the Jaunten. Who are you to stand in my way?”

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The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods Book 1)

By Brinda Berry / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (35 reviews)

The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods Book 1)

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal…

Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High—find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia’s secrets, she begins to wonder if there’s more going on than she thought…and if she was wrong to trust him…

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The Song of the Mockingbird (Jack McNamara Chronicles Book 1)

By Bill Cronin / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

The Song of the Mockingbird (Jack McNamara Chronicles Book 1)

Reynolds and Ryan Publishing paid best-selling author, Jack McNamara, more than a million dollars in advanced royalties for three action-adventure novels. Only one problem: Jack cannot write a single word. Devastatingly depressed and hopelessly blocked Jack embarks on a personal journey back to the summer of 1961 when three childhood events created a psychological time-bomb that, thirty-five years later, threatened to destroy his marriage and end his writing career.

Vibrant characters, settings like Charleston, Savannah and Key West and a tightly wound plot make this novel a “must read.” The Song of the Mockingbird is Bill Cronin’s second novel following five-star reviews for his first novel “Dial Tone.”

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-18-14

Z-Risen: Outbreak

By Timothy W. Long / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (120 reviews)

Z-Risen: Outbreak

When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship, and take their chances in San Diego.

Now they are stuck in a city that has been completely overrun with zombies and as the days go by they must range farther and farther away from ‘fortress’ in their search for supplies.

Relying on military training, guts, and pure force of will, the two of them will face a nightmare world that is intent on killing them one bite at a time.

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Saving Grace (The Lone Stars Book 2)

By Katie Graykowski / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (63 reviews)

Saving Grace (The Lone Stars Book 2)

Grace Kelley isn’t blonde, demure, and she definitely isn’t a princess. At the moment, fifteen dollars and a single peppermint stand between her and starvation. When she meets a teenaged girl in trouble, Grace’s life takes a turn for the better. She goes from a homeless singer to a nanny in no time flat.

Professionally, Chord Robbins has the world at his feet. As the coach of the Super Bowl winning NFL team, The Austin Lone Stars, there is nothing he can’t do. But his home life is hell. He has three kids, no discipline, and his wife left him for her yoga instructor. When Grace stumbles into his life, he promptly throws her out. But she won’t stay away. Since he can’t get rid of her, he hires her.

When these two get together, it proves that all is fair in love and football… and losing is just the beginning.

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Cache 72 (A Jaxon Jennings’ Detective Mystery Thriller Series)

By Richard C. Hale / Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Cache 72 (A Jaxon Jennings' Detective Mystery Thriller Series)

72 hours. That’s what the note said. 72 hours and the girl would be dead. Jaxon held the paper in one hand and the severed finger in the other. It was not a hoax. A day with his new hobby had turned into something he hadn’t seen coming.

GeoCaching—a modern scavenger hunt—was now a race against time. A woman he had never met was praying he wouldn’t fail.

72 hours. Three days. A life hanging in the balance and the clock ticking. The killer’s game deadly. Jaxon Jennings, retired cop and private eye, knew the girl had only one chance…

And he was it.

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Blood Moon (Moonstruck Book 1)

By Silver James / Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (51 reviews)

Blood Moon (Moonstruck Book 1)

Winner of the International Digital Awards for Paranormal Short Fiction.

Army Major Hannah Jackson knows where the skeletons are hidden at the Pentagon and now she’s been tasked with keeping the secrets of Army Special Sci Ops Unit 69—the Wolves—and their secret is a doozy. That a civilian corporation wants to exploit the Wolves is a matter of pressing concern.

Sergeant Major Ian McIntire doesn’t trust Hannah as far as he can throw her—and that’s quite a ways considering he’s an alpha werewolf. The woman is a pain in his butt and with the Blood Moon coming, the unit needs to complete their mission and get home before tempers flare. While she might know most of their secrets, the one she doesn’t know about the moonstruck Wolf might just get them all killed.

When a covert operation goes wrong, Mac must trust Hannah to save his men—and his heart. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are more personal under the full moon, but when a Wolf loves a woman, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

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The Princess & the Penis

By RJ Silver / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

The Princess & the Penis

A beautiful, chaste, and completely naive princess encounters a strange lump in her mattress. The lump soon morphs into a shape familiar to everyone but her, triggering her curiosity and her father’s greatest fears. He frantically tries to intervene, but having a large phantom phallus in a curious maiden’s bed is never a good combination.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-17-14

LOVE, LIES AND HIGH HEELS (SPOILED AND SASSY Book 1)

By DEBBY CONRAD / Genre: Humor, Humor & Entertainment / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (542 reviews)

LOVE, LIES AND HIGH HEELS (SPOILED AND SASSY Book 1)

It never hurts to be rich, but . . .

LOVE, LIES AND HIGH HEELS is book 1 in the Spoiled and Sassy series. Although it is a standalone book, the series showcases women who realize money can’t buy love.

Who would have guessed a lie could bring them together?

LUKE GALLOWAY doesn’t lie. Well, not normally. And never about anything as serious as death. But, somehow Luke’s friend and business partner, Sam Paris, convinces Luke he needs to do just that. Sam believes the only way his daughter will come back to see him is if he were dying. And so the lies begin . . .

RUSTY PARIS has been alone most of her life. Her parents were divorced when she was very young. She was pushed off to boarding schools, while her mother made a hobby of marrying rich men. She doesn’t remember much about her father, only that he never made an attempt to be a part of her life for the past twenty-one years. But all that is about to change. When she gets word he is dying, she runs home to be by his side, which puts her right in the path of that scoundrel Luke Galloway.

Luke has no room in his life for rich heiresses. Been there. Done that. From the first time Luke and Rusty meet, they clash. She considers him nothing more than a lowly ranch hand who enjoys riling her temper. He finds her arrogant and prissy. But that doesn’t mean he can fight his attraction to her, nor hers to him. And when they find out they’ve both been duped by Rusty’s father the sparks really start to fly.

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September Tango (Rhythm of the Heart Book 1)

By Scarlett Jade / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

September Tango (Rhythm of the Heart Book 1)

Zoe always loved Calvin, who left Major, Alabama after high school and joined the military, never knowing her feelings. They are reunited five years later, and their passion runs hot. As Zoe’s life is rocked with bombshells, Calvin leads the way, teaching Zoe to follow the rhythm of her heart.

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Running on Empty

By Ruth Logan Herne / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (194 reviews)

Running on Empty

Anne Kellwyn has a secret. It’s cost her everything to keep it, including her marriage. Now she may have to pay an even higher price to reveal the truth, but is she too late? Back home to care for her dying mother, Anne is faced with the past she ran from and a future she can’t have, a future that includes Joe McIntyre and the happily ever after she’d dreamed of years ago.

Chief of Police Joe McIntyre takes his position seriously. A lead-by-example Christian, he’s put to the test when his ex-wife appears with another man’s child after eight years of silence. Anger and pride challenge his small-town-hero existence, driving him out of his comfort zone. Faced with choices he made eight years before, can he tackle the present to ease Anne’s future so she’s no longer “Running on Empty”.

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With Autumn’s Return (Westward Winds Book #3): A Novel

By Amanda Cabot / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (118 reviews)

With Autumn's Return (Westward Winds Book #3): A Novel

Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to establish her medical practice thanks to the wooing of her two older sisters who extolled the beauty of the land. She’s certain she’ll have a line of patients eager for her expertise and gentle bedside manner. However, she soon discovers the town and its older doctor may not welcome a new physician. Even more frustrating, the handsome young attorney next door may not be ready for the idea of a woman doctor. For his part, Jason Nordling has nothing against women, but he’s promised himself that the woman he marries will be a full-time mother.

Despite their firm principles, Elizabeth and Jason find that mutual attraction–and disdain from the community–is drawing them ever closer. And when the two find themselves working to save the life and tattered reputation of a local woman, they’ll have to decide how far they’re willing to go to find justice–and true love.

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Ava & Will (Éveiller Book 1)

By Melanie James / Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (28 reviews)

Ava & Will (Éveiller Drive Book 1)

Six neighbors, six women drawn to each other. Over the years, their friendships blossomed from friends to sisters. Together, they tackled the challenges they faced in juggling their complex roles as women, wives, and mothers. Now, the time had come for them to take on the most important challenge yet. To restore the passion and romance to their marriages that had been neglected through the years. These are the stories of six couples. Six stories of rekindling and reawakening their romance. Welcome to Éveiller Drive.

Ava & Will

Ava is shy and unsure. She loves Will more than anything, but lately he’s not been the same man that she fell in love with and married. Their marriage is strained, very near the breaking point. Fearing the end is near, she comes up with a plan to make her husband notice her. Can they fix what they once had? Is their love for one another worth the fight?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-16-14

Deadly Devotion (Port Aster Secrets Book #1): A Novel

By Sandra Orchard / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (85 reviews)

Deadly Devotion (Port Aster Secrets Book #1): A Novel

Research scientist Kate Adams and her colleague Daisy are on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy suddenly dies. Kate knows that if it hadn’t been for Daisy’s mentorship, she wouldn’t have the job she loves or the faith she clings to. So when police rule Daisy’s death a suicide, Kate is determined to unearth the truth.

Former FBI agent Tom Parker finds it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gives him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom’s just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation of her friend’s death, he knows his job is at stake. In fact, despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate looks a bit suspicious herself.

As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?

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Jack Daniels Stories

By J.A. Konrath / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (65 reviews)

Jack Daniels Stories

JA Konrath, known for the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thrillers set in Chicago, offers this collection of short stories and novellas from the Jack Daniels universe.

Join Jack Daniels, her partner Herb Benedict, private eye Harry McGlade, and part-time criminal Phineas Troutt, in this omnibus of 15 stories.

These were previous published in magazines and anthologies, and many are long out of print.

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Wicked Sense (Singularity – The Modern Witches Book 1)

By Fabio Bueno / Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (87 reviews)

Wicked Sense (Singularity - The Modern Witches Book 1)

Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy—the Veil.

Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake. Skye’s job becomes even trickier when she clashes with Jane, an intimidating rival witch.

Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.

Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity’s immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.

Going on a date has never been harder.

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Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series)

By Jade Kerrion / Genre: Nonfiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (64 reviews)

Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series)

When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives–the in vitros, clones, and mutants–collapses into social upheaval. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.

The alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, does not feel compelled to risk his cover of anonymity and get involved, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.

Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it. But destiny has a name–Zara. Assassin.

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Loyal To A Degree

By Horst Christian / Genre: War / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (127 reviews)

Loyal To A Degree

A World War Two Historical Fiction Novel Based On A True Story

A young boy in Nazi Germany is forced to become a man well before his time or perish.

As 14-year-old Karl Veth listens to the German special OKW report, the news he has feared and anticipated becomes a reality. Russian tanks have broken through the German defense lines east of the KLV evacuation camp in Poland where he and 120 other German boys are living. The time has come to leave the camp and return to Berlin.

Despite his young age, Karl is a trained member of the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) and the assistant to KLV camp leader. Due to injuries sustained in battle, the camp leader is handicapped and unable to see to the evacuation of the boys from the camp. The job falls squarely on Karl’s shoulders as orders come from headquarters putting him in command of the mission. He must refine and execute an evacuation plan that will reunite the boys with their families and he must do it on his own. Berlin has no soldiers to spare.

Once back in Berlin, Karl is reunited with his good friend and fellow Hitler Jugend member, Harold. The two boys are close and share a common bond – they are both “subway rats.” They earned the nickname because of the time they spent playing in and exploring the subway tunnels under Berlin when they were younger. They are experts when it comes to the subway system but little do they know that their unique knowledge of the tunnels will put them in grave danger.

When SS leaders learn that Karl is a subway rat, they take advantage of his knowledge and order him to act as a guide for SS demolition commandos in the tunnels. Having been relieved of his previous post, Harold is ordered to assist Karl. The SS cannot be trusted and Karl walks a fine line between life and death as he follows orders while working on a secret plan with Harold. The fall of Berlin is imminent and it’s only a matter of time before the Russians take over the city.

Facing death at every turn, Karl must use his wits simply to stay alive. As the chain of command breaks down, the SS starts conducting court martials on the fly, executing anyone with a single bullet in their pocket. Meanwhile, the nightly air raids continue, scorching the city and leaving the stench of death in the air. Chaos reigns as the Russian Army moves closer and closer.

As a member of the Hitler Youth growing up, Karl has been taught that loyalty to the Fatherland comes first, yet he is fighting for a cause he does not understand. In the final days before Berlin falls, Karl finds himself hungry, scared, and completely disillusioned with the war. He also realizes that he can only afford to be loyal to a degree as he is forced to make a crucial decision – live or die.

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