Amsterdam, 1941. German forces have invaded Amsterdam. As the tension in the city increases, the Dutch Resistance is born.
Tormented by what is happening in his city, Christiaan joins the Resistance. He risks everything to shield the oppressed and fight for the freedom of his beloved nation.
His brother—Floris—is ruthless and driven to succeed. Promoted to the Bureau of Jewish Affairs, he becomes instrumental in hunting Jews to transport them to the Nazi death camps.
Unable to tolerate Floris’ actions, his wife—Nora—defies him by secretly joining the Resistance. She bravely risks her life to save orphans from the terror of the transport train and the horrifying fate that awaits them, all while fearfully deceiving the enemy with whom she lives.
These three find themselves in the middle of a maelstrom that will change the course of human history. As ambition, fear, and desperation collide, no one is safe.
Not the Jewish. Not the Dutch. Not even the powers-that-be.
Orphans of War is the breathless first installment in the heart-wrenching Dutch Resistance trilogy. Enter the terrifying world of 1940s Europe when the only thing that eclipsed the regime’s violence was the incredible bravery of the heroes and heroines of the Resistance.