Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground r...

Details Beneath a Scarlet Sky

TitleBeneath a Scarlet Sky
Release DateMay 1st, 2017
PublisherLake Union Publishing
Number of pages524 pages
GenreHistorical, Fiction, War

Reviews Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • Terri Lynn
    This was beautifully written. The events really happened but the author had to add conversations that the subject obviously could not remember decades later word for word. I liked seeing the Holocaust from the viewpoint of what happened in Italy. Most books include little if anything about the suffering that both Mussolini and Hitler wreaked on Italians, both Jews and non-Jews. An amazing book I highly recommend.
  • Susann
    What a great book. While author shares certain liberties were taken the story is based on a real person and it's obvious the author did in depth research. I enjoyed that it was set in Italy since most books seem to be set in France and Germany. Highly recommend if you enjoy historical fiction set during WW11
  • Charles van Buren
     A well written novel of heroism and faith in God., April 6, 2017Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel (Kindle Edition)Beneath a Scarlet Sky is a well written tale of WW2 espionage and the rescue of Italian Jews by the Catholic Church and the Italian resistance. The main character is an almost unsung hero of the Italian resistance, Pino Lella, who in addition to helping Jews escape to Switzerland, b...
  • Cortana
    Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is one of the finest historical novels that I have read in a long, long time. The author is no stranger to thriller lovers. He was an Edgar-finalist for one of his thrillers, Triple Cross. Along with bestselling author James Patterson, Guinness World Record holder for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, he has co-authored the hugely successful Private series. And it is not a surprise that his latest offe...
  • Bob
    Be ready to hear an extraordinary, mostly untold, story about the Italian resistance in WWII. While I knew the battle for Italy was brutal and cost many lives, I was unaware of the underground railroad working to bring Jews and trapped allies to safety.Having been to Milan a couple of summers ago, I do wish I'd been aware of this story, as it would have brought a rich context to the place for us.I recommend this well-told story, weaving together ...
  • Mary
    What an incredible story. I read this book in one weekend. I learned about a part of WWII previously unknown to me. I am grateful for both the author's and protagonist's openness. I cried real tears. Thank you for sharing this incredible story.
  • Linda Joyce
    Incredibly story☺A book I could not put down. It is hard to imagine living through any war firsthand and surviving emotionally. The expressions of faith in God are inspiring.
  • A
    Intense, Humanizing, Honor, BraveryThis book is hard to put down. A brave young man's life last 2 yrs of war in Italy! READ
  • Jan McAdow
    Exciting and suspensefulThis story tells of the sacrifice, emotions, and human spirit it takes to live through very these events in history. Could not put it down. Well done!