Berlin 1940, Otto Quangel tries to survive unnoticed by the Nazi regime. When he receives word that his only son has died at the front, his attitude changes drastically and he decides to perform an extraordinary act of resistance. With the help of his wife, he begins to distribute anti-Hitler postcards. Once the Gestapo discovers these cards, he goes on a vicious manhunt and someone will pay with his life. This international bestseller is based on actual Gestapo documents the author read soon after the end of World War II.