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The Fifth Column

(2019)
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"Gross is a skilled storyteller with a keen ability to create tension and put the reader in time and place. The book is more than ably narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, complete (when appropriate) with convincing German and French accents." (Jersey's Best)

Number one New York Times best-selling author of The One Man Andrew Gross once again delivers a tense, stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war.

February 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, 22,000 cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell's Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows.

Two years later. America is wrestling with whether to enter the growing war. Charles' estranged wife and their six-year-old daughter, Emma, now live in a quiet brownstone in the German-speaking New York City neighborhood of Yorkville, where support for Hitler is common. Charles, just out of prison, struggles to put his life back together, while across the hall from his family, a kindly Swiss couple, Trudi and Willi Bauer, have taken a liking to Emma. But Charles begins to suspect that they might not be who they say they are.

As the threat of war grows, and fears of a "fifth column" - German spies embedded into everyday life - are everywhere, Charles puts together that the seemingly amiable Bauers may be part of a sinister conspiracy. When Pearl Harbor is attacked and America can no longer sit on the sideline, that conspiracy turns into a deadly threat with Charles, the only one who can see it, and Emma, an innocent pawn.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

December 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-64358-418-9 / 978-1-64358-418-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-5098-7842-4 / 978-1-5098-7842-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Column: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-250-18000-7 / 978-1-250-18000-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Column: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-250-75601-4 / 978-1-250-75601-5 (USA edition)
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-5098-7844-0 / 978-1-5098-7844-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-5098-7843-2 / 978-1-5098-7843-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fifth Column: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Gross
ISBN: 1-250-24085-9 / 978-1-250-24085-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Column: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Column
Author(s): Andrew Gross
Publisher: Macmillan
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