The Traitor's Emblem (Hardcover)

By Juan Gomez-Jurado

Atria Books, 9781439198780, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2011



Based on a true story: A Spanish sea captain rescues four German castaways during a treacherous storm in 1940. He doesn't know who they are or where they came from, but one of them gives him a mysterious gold-and-diamond emblem before disembarking. Decades later, the captain's son receives a substantial offer for it and is told an astounding story behind the object: it holds the key to Paul Reiner's lifelong quest. . . .

Munich, 1919. After his family falls into disgrace, fifteen-year-old Paul dreams of the heroic father he never knew. But one night, seconds before committing suicide, Paul's cousin reveals a terrible secret about his father's death. This discovery turns Paul's world upside down and leads him on a hunt in Nazi Germany to uncover the mystery surrounding his father's death.

The Traitor's Emblem is an epic novel spanning decades of family betrayal, impossible love, and the high price of vengeance. Set against the menacing streets of Depression-era Munich and the cruel rise of Nazism, Gomez-Jurado's spellbinding thriller proves again that he is a master of narration.

Praise For The Traitor's Emblem

"With a compelling plot, a vivid historical context, a rapid pace, an exciting mystery, and excellent characterizations, the novel will satisfy fans of Da Vinci Code–like conspiracy tales as well as those who savor multidimensional literary thrillers." --starred Booklist review

"The Traitor's Emblem by Juan Gómez-Jurado is a spellbinding story. Only he could pull this off!" --Katherine Neville, bestselling author of The Eight

"Gómez-Jurado has surpassed himself. Sparked by a historical event, he has crafted an emotional novel filled with surprises. This is just the type of book I love to read." --Javier Sierra, bestselling author of The Secret Supper

“A riveting love story, [...] and a villain so evil he makes Hitler look like a pretty nice fellow.”

--Kirkus Reviews

"Sizzles with tension and twists that both entertain and magnetize. The imagination of Juan Gómez-Jurado is a wonder to behold and an amazing place to visit." --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

"A heart-thumping story teeming with secrets and deceptions." --Daily Express (UK)