I picked up this book after finishing a Daniel Silva mystery about hunting down Nazi war criminals. The Silva book was great but the descriptions of the heinous acts of the war criminals made me seek out a book that described a WWII hero. Schindler's List definitely describes some great heroic deeds. Unfortunately it does not hold back on describing some awful sadistic acts. The book was interesting - I would like to see the movie, but now I REALLY need something upbeat.