Did you know that Germany placed secret agents in the United States during World War I? And that they carried out terrorist actions on U.S. soil? I certainly did not. But it happened, and it is better than fiction.
Devotion is the kind of book that makes you rethink your impression of nonfiction. Makos crafts his incredible story in a way that builds tension and suspension. I found myself inspired and humbled throughout every single page. The story of Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown is incredible in itself, but Makos is as good as Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit, Unbroken) at writing something that seems resonant, unbelievable, and inspiring all at the same time.
This was profiling in its infancy, and as a fan of NCIS, Blue Bloods, and other cop shows, I found that to be so enjoyable. Who was this guy? Why did he do it? How can they catch him before he kills again?
There wasn’t anything wrong with this book. The backstory is complete and believable. The characters are as believable as possible in this sort of story.