Ordinary Heroes Author:Scott Turow Legal thriller writer Scott Turow brings back a recurring character but switches genres for this complex and haunting wartime tale. Stewart Dubinsky's father was a reticent man who never discussed his service in World War II. Cleaning out his recently deceased father's belongings, Stewart discovers a bundle of letters written by his father to hi... more »s then-fianc?e, a woman not Stewart's mother. With the help of the letters, army records, and a secret memoir, Stewart reconstructs a hitherto unknown and extremely troubling part of his father's life, when David Dubin was a JAG lawyer pursuing a suspected double agent, a mission that plunges him into an affair with the agent's probable lover and eventually leads to his court-martial and imprisonment.« less
Ordinary Heroes is a tribute to the millions of men and women who served in WW II who exhibited outstanding heroism in the face of War. They stepped through this chaos and carried on with a life of meaning and worth. As seen through the eyes of a son who wanted to know his dad's story, which he never discusses.
A complete change of subject for Scott Turow, but written well (as are his mysteries) This book describes the secret life that a son discovers when, after the death of his father; he reads the letters written by his father during WWII. There is also conflict with family members who do not want it all forgotten.
Stewart Dubinsky knew his father, David, had served in World War II, but had been told very little about his experiences. When he finds, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters for a former fiancee' and learned of David's court-martial, Stewart is driven to uncover the truth about this engimatic, distant man he never knew.