Altar of Resistance (by Samuel Marquis)

A wartime historical novel set in Italy and the Vatican city. Set in World War II, the novel cleverly mixes fact with fiction. The research is excellent and the wartime raids and strategies are described in detail. There are many heroes and villains. These wartime exploits convey the true horror of war and the nature of the Nazi war crimes. The Pope’s role is an interesting theme in this novel.