Includes more details about Jimmy Lucas and the Patton controversy.
Just what makes a hero and do they always disappoint us in the end?
Christopher Squires is a confused man. Adopted and raised in Britain after World War II he is surprised to find he has a connection with Fritz, an orphaned German boy, who was found dead in the boot of General Patton’s Cadillac at the end of the war. Chris discovers the link through a meeting with Jimmy Lucas, an American GI, who he believes could be his father. But the surprise turns to horror when he learns that Jimmy was involved in the death of both the orphan and the much-lauded General.
I am not good at articulating why I like a book. If I put it down and realize it has made me feel anger, pain or made me laugh or all of the above it was good. If I finish it not feeling like I have just thrown away a chunk of my time it was good. This book was good.