The beginning of the book was a little heavy, but improved as the story progressed. The author has made some useful research into some contentious issues in the Pyrenees presenting it in a fair manner. We could have been spared the description of his foot problems!
I found some difficulty in following the thread of the story as it jumped around from time to time. However a very powerful story with excellent research.The author was able to delve into many areas of WW2 which are taboo in France, a difficult task.