Topaz Author:Leon Uris Leon Uris has long been acclaimed as a novelist with an astonishing facility for blending historical fact with spellbinding fiction. — His triumphant novel, Exodus, has been called "A brilliant history of the dreaming of, the founding of, and the making of Israel... yet it is history of a rarely readable quality!" -Chicago Tribune- — Again, in Mi... more »la 18, Uris combined factual events with stirring characterizations to produce an unforgetable novel of heroism and drams.
Like Exodus, like Mila 18, Topaz is a skillful blend of fact and fiction. Unlike any other novel of its kind, however, Topaz goes behond the re-creation of well-known historical events. Topaz unlocks some of the most explosive secrets of the twentieth century!
One might say that Topaz is a novel that "happened." It began when Leon Uris set out to research a story on escaped Nazi war criminals, and - while interviewing former members of various diplomatic and intelligence services - stumbled onto the secrets that formed the skeleton of Topaz.
The war criminals story was immediately shelved, as Uris plunged into the research and writing of his most sensational novel. A spell-binder of espionage and high intrigue spanning decades and continents, Topaz is, above all, a story of people - desperate, powerful people - women torn by love and fear, men whose decisions seal the fate of nations.
How much Topaz is fact disguised as fiction? How much did Uris learn about the undercover events that shaped today's hot and cold wars? The clues are in the most provocative novel of the decade - Topaz.« less