The melancholy, homely Kamimura is a hit man who takes a job to kill a mob boss who's gotten greedy. The rival gang lord who hires Kamimura and his driver Shun pays them and sets them up in a hotel for a night while arranging safe passage on a ship. The son of the dead man comes to his rival and offers a partnership and cash in exchange for Kamimura's death. The boss considers his choice: morals or money? A maid at the hotel tries to aid the escape of Kamimura and Shun. As the two gangs close in, Kamimura chooses honor. Will his stoicism be his shroud?
A Newberry Honor Book, An ALA Notable Book, A Publishers Weekly Best Book, and A School Library Journal Best Book, Seventh Graded Joel and his friend make a choice that changes their lives forever. An adventure story.
This is the story of the creation of the Nazi war machine. Trace its origins from the Freikorps and street thugs battling in the German streets after the Great War, to the secret German army that was trained in the Soviet Union to hide from the prying eyes of the victorious Allies. See the growth of the Panzer Corps, the mighty Luftwaffe and the feared SS. This is the most comprehensive look at the military force that took Europe by storm during WWII.