This is popular WW2 history at its heart-stopping best, fuelled by an incredible new story
LEAH GARRETT is a professor at Hunter College. Her last book, Young Lions- How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel, won and was shortlisted for several major literary awards. She lives in New York City with her husband, the thriller writer Adrian McKinty, and their two daughters.
A thrilling, stirring story, well told -- Anne De Courcy *
Daily Telegraph *
Gripping... Garrett's chief strength is her ability to relight the lamps of the past so that they glow anew -- James Owen * The Times *
Reading Garrett's fluent and engaging account should make anyone tempted to feel jingoistic about Britain during the Second World War think twice -- Richard Overy * Literary Review *
Extraordinary -- Jenni Frazer * Jewish Chronicle *
Leah Garrett's X Troop is brilliantly researched, utterly gripping history: the first full account of a remarkable group of Jewish refugees-a top-secret band of brothers-who waged war on Hitler -- Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter, The Bedford Boys, and The Liberator