In 2008, David Behioff published his book City of Thieves, an exciting and gripping novel about war, courage, survival, and an astonishing friendship that ripples across a lifetime.

In this novel, the acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones tells about the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad.

During this time, Lev Beniov is arrested for robbery. For his crime, he is thrown into the same cell as an attractive deserter named Kolya. Although it seems they are doomed to a long life in prison, they are suddenly given a shot at saving their own lives. How can they do it? They must secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake.

Does it sound easy? Well, let us remind you that the action takes place in a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation. Nevertheless, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.

Be sure to read this insightful and amusing, breathtaking and horrifying, the New York Times bestseller—City of Thieves. This is a captivating World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

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