The One Man: A Novel by Andrew Gross.

This is a riveting and detailed story about a 1944 United States undercover mission to send an untrained man into the notorious Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. His task: bring back an important Polish prisoner, a physicist essential to creating an Atomic bomb.

The man the Americans send in is not an experienced undercover agent. He’s a German speaking Polish Jew who already successfully escaped the Nazi slaughter of the Warsaw ghetto. In other words, he’s wel motivated and fits in as a concentration camp prisoner.

The One Man is a remarkable survival story, amidst unspeakable brutality, suffering and death. Many Americans who lived during or were adjacent to WW II have experienced the inhumanity of the Nazi camps.

For those who have only heard about, or seen newsreels of the death camps, this book is emotionally immersive. Be warned. Gross’s well crafted story and Edoardo Ballerini’s assured narration make the audiobook authentically powerful. In the right hands, this book would make a potent film.

The One Man once again raises the unfathomable question about Nazi Germany. in what world could a people produce such monstrous and efficient systems for murdering millions of their fellow humans?

The answer is: this world, right now. Tribal genocide, still thrives including the use of lethal gas — minus the Nazi efficiency.

Tom Alderman is a thirty year veteran media analyst, trainer and founder of MediaPrep.

Tom Alderman is a thirty year veteran media analyst, trainer and founder of MediaPrep.