To Live Another Day

A powerful period flavor embellishes this intriguing novel replete with the shocking depravity rampant in the insular Portuguese enclave of Lourenço Marques, the neutral colonial capital of Portuguese Mozambique, during the early years of World War Two.

It is June 1940 when, ahead of the Germans marching into Paris, Rudolf and Aleece Bamberger, a young German-French Jewish couple flee to Africa to wait out the war where they become embroiled in intrigue and espionage.

Safe at last—or so it seems at first—the Bamberger’s are diverted to Lourenço Marques because of a U-boat threat rather than to Cape Town their original destination. Aleece, a French citizen, finds work at the British consulate while Rudolf, her German husband, but an emigrant to France before the war drifts helplessly into the hands of the Abwehr spymaster, Ludwig Janke. The Nazi’s tentacles run deep through the tranquil colonial capital and his fearsome espionage operation soon ensnares Rudolf and threatens him into cooperating.

With spy-thriller plotting, To Live Another Day vividly re-creates the skullduggery of Axis intelligence operatives from MI6, the OSS, the Abwehr, the Italians and other services operating from this vast neutral harbor situated at the forefront of Indian Ocean shipping lanes.

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About JR Rogers

J.R. Rogers was born in Paris of American parents. Brought up in various countries, including Belgium and the then Democratic Republic of the Congo, he studied French literature at Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus, from which he was awarded a B.A. degree. He also studied information management at The American University in Washington, D.C., and short story writing at the University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education.

Over the years the peripatetic author has held a number of positions, including ones at the Center for Naval Analysis, the Central Intelligence Agency, a Washington, D.C. government relations firm, an international business consultancy (he worked from Montreal, and Ottawa, Canada for several years) and finally as a writer with Los Angeles-based Northrop Corporation’s Aircraft Division. He retired early to devote himself to writing fiction an avocation he had long espoused and which he first began while in college.

To Live Another Day is his eighth historical fiction novel of espionage and foreign intrigue, and the third to be set in Africa. He is also a prolific short story writer a number of which have been published in various literary publications, and/or online sites. In 2014 he published some of his stories in The Way Things Were - Collected Stories.


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