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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 wa
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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky By Mark T. Sullivan 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 homeBased 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 railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.In an attempt to protect him, Pino s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier a move they think will keep him out of combat But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich s most mysterious and powerful commanders.Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.
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    About "Mark T. Sullivan"

    1. Mark T. Sullivan

      Mark T Sullivan b 1958 is an author of thrillers Born in a Boston suburb, he joined the Peace Corp after college, traveling to West Africa to live with a tribe of Saharan nomads Upon returning to the United States, he took a job at Reuters, beginning a decade long career in journalism that would eventually lead to a job as an investigative reporter for the San Diego Tribune.Sullivan spent the winter of 1990 living with a group of skiers in Utah and Wyoming, and used the experience as the foundation for his first novel, The Fall Line 1994 In 1995 he published Hard News, a thriller based on his work as a reporter, and a year later he released The Purification Ceremony, which won the WH Smith Award for Best New Talent His most recent work is Private Games 2012 , which he co authored with James Patterson Sullivan lives with his family in Montana, where he skis, hunts, and practices martial arts.

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    1. 2ish stars.Based on the experiences of Pino Lella, an unsung WWII hero, the events at the heart of this book are incredible and inspiring Sullivan, though obviously well meaning, presents them here in what is or less a bloated, commercialized, color by number hagiography.Somehow present at just about as many significant events during WWII as one can be, Pino deftly overcomes every obstacle in his path While again incredible and inspiring, there s not much in the way of tension or suspense, espe [...]


    2. I know I ve been gone, but I m back now so don t worry I ll be clogging your feeds with my garbage reviews again now I already started reading my next book.A semi biographical story about an Italian teenager Pino Lella who is sent to a convent after Allied forces airstrike destroys his home in Milan At the convent he helps the priest smuggle out Jews to Switzerland who have come there for help He meets and falls in love with Anna, an older widow Eventually he is called home and made to join the [...]


    3. 2 1 2 stars This should be a fascinating story, but, unfortunately, the writing is poor I would even say it s repetitive, juvenile and boring It s nowhere near as engaging as I would expect from a book that has a 4.4 average rating over 48,000 readers.The strength of Beneath a Scarlet Sky comes from it s exploration of the Italian experience under Mussolini during the Second World War I know almost nothing about what happened here, despite having read A LOT of books and memoirs set during this t [...]


    4. One feature of every hugely engaging novel is that it s palpable throughout that the author has invested a great deal of heart and imagination into the narrative This is far from always the case There s sometimes a sense an author is fulfilling a contractual obligation or is never quite inspired by his her characters or story This is one of those novels where it s obvious the author has thrown himself heart and soul into his material and achieved an imaginative identification with its hero so in [...]


    5. This is a fascinating book about WWII in Italy I ve read so much about Northern Europe during the war, but this is the first book about what took place in Italy It follows the story of a real life teenager, beginning in 1943 when he guides Jews over the mountain pass to Switzerland and through the events that have him end up as a spy for the Allies The story is well told and engaging The characters seem real Too often, historical characters come across as wooden or two dimensional, as if the aut [...]


    6. 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.


    7. 3.5 stars Beneath a Scarlet Sky gets high marks for telling an interesting story about Italy at the end of WWII It gets middling marks from me for the delivery Author Mark T Sullivan has written a fictionalized account of Pino Selle s Iife during the last year of WWII Pino was an 18 year old Italian boy compelled to enlist as a German soldier by his family in occupied Milan this is how they thought he could stay safe He ended up working as a driver for a high ranking Nazi officer stationed in Mi [...]


    8. Although I read it quickly, Beneath a Scarlet Sky did not live up to the beauty of its cover This was recommended to me so that s mostly why I finished it I should not have read my friends reviews because they were very critical One reason they were, which I think is the most damning is that although it s purported to be the true life story of Pino Lella, a hero of WW 2, there is little supporting evidence for his story and some of the incidents the author reports seem unlikely to have all happe [...]


    9. My 14 year old is a military history buff, and I m pretty sure he will enjoy this simple work of historical fiction set in WWII Italy Me Not so much GOOD STUFF I learned that groups of Italians loosely organized by priests and archbishops of the Catholic church were active in smuggling Jewish refugees over the Alps and into Switzerland to keep them out of the Nazi reach Getting a feel for the timeline of the German presence in Italy and how it was marked by milestones of Allied advancement was a [...]


    10. 3 neutral starsThe book synopsis sums up the first 35% of the novel really well Therefore, I am not going to summarize the plot here I didn t hate Beneath a Scarlet Sky, but I didn t really love this book either I did love the cover, the title, and that this was a WWII era book situated in Italy Most of the books I read are heavy on the France Poland narrative and I appreciated the different angle I will say that it was refreshing to have a male protagonist be shown in a very different light I h [...]



    11. This book brought me to tearsThis is far and away one of the best books ever on Kindle First It s a riveting story of love and righteousness I won t give away than that If you want to know the perspective of an Italian during World War II, this is worth the read.


    12. The story of Pino Lella is amazing The writing of Mark Sullivan is dreadful It reads like it was written by a sixth grader, full of cliches and bad metaphors I brought this book on vacation and was so excited to read it based on the description on the back cover What a disappointment.


    13. So many five star reviews, so much gushing over this book I love reading about WWII in Europe, so I snapped this up in a nanosecond What could go wrong A hell of a lot.I should remember that a tsunami of five star reviews, mitigated by some sizable waves of four star pronouncements, by people I don t know and whose opinions I have no reason to trust usually equals disaster.And I was right.First I must figuratively scratch my head over the editorial laurels laid at the author s feet all those deg [...]


    14. Pino Lella was a typical teenager coming of age in Milan when the Nazis started their rampage Afraid for their safety, Pino and his brother Mimo were sent by their parents to the countryside to Casa Alpina a school for boys run by Catholic priests Pino though can not sit idly and soon is involved in the underground resistance helping Jews get to Switzerland Almost eighteen years old, Pino is signed up with the German army and unexpectadly finds a job as a driver for General Hans Leyers, Hitler s [...]


    15. Masterful tale of a young man s courageous struggle to fight for the greater good during the Nazi occupation of Milan during World War II SUMMARYAlthough a work of fiction this novel is based on a true story with a real hero At the heart of the story is a normal seventeen year old Italian boy named Pino Lella He is obsessed with music, finding a girl, and falling in love But then in 1943, the bombs start dropping on Milan and his family home is destroyed His parents send him to a camp in the mou [...]


    16. I enjoyed this suspenseful World War II story set in Italy under Nazi occupation I love WWII fiction and don t believe I have ever read a book from the Italian perspective The author makes it clear in the preface that this is not a biography or historical novel, but a work of fiction based on the life of Pino Lella With that firmly in my mind, I didn t really mind Sullivan s embellishments to Lella s story, although it did seem as though Lella was personally present at every single significant h [...]


    17. What I liked most about this novel is the look at WWII in Italy I ve read a few books that has skimmed over it, but Beneath a Scarlet Sky, gave me a much better sense of time and place Every country has different stories to tell about it s unique experiences I liked that this was mostly based on a real life person, as I would have thought that there was too much happening if it was fictionalized, but as we know truth is almost always stranger than fiction I also liked that Pino was portrayed as [...]


    18. This work of historical WWII fiction is about a real Italian teenager who was, for a short time, part of the group that smuggled Jewish refugees over the Alps and across the Swiss border to safety Sent to a Catholic order up in the mountains to escape bombing at home, Pino comes of age in a short time period and takes great personal risk to help those fleeing the Germans Anecdotes surrounding refugees hiding in the tree tops and treacherous alpine ascents were fairly gripping, although some of t [...]


    19. This was available on Kindle First, and sounded like a fresh take on WW II for me Both the subject of the novel, a young man who actually lived through these extraordinary times and experiences, and the author had compelling stories, and it caught my interest I bought it in book form as there are many people with whom I wish to share this, and found myself reading way too late into the night as I needed to know what happened next I cared deeply about the characters, and I was engaged by the dang [...]


    20. The vocabulary and sentence structure seem geared toward about fifth grade As the boys moved on, Mimo limped along while rubbing his right hip and complaining But Pino was barely listening A tawny blond woman with slate blue eyes was coming down the sidewalk right at them He guessed her to be in her early twenties She was beautifully put together, with a gentle nose, high cheekbones, and lips that curled naturally into an easy smile Svelte and of medium height, she wore a yellow summer dress and [...]


    21. Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark T Sullivan, was inspired by the real life story of WWII hero, Pino Lella This book was 10 years in the making for author, Mark T Sullivan, whom met Pinot by chance and knew he wanted to tell his story It is a work of fiction, but has been rud to be about 90% true.First things first, this audiobook is a commitment It is 17 hours long About 25% way through I upped the speed to 1.25x and it cut a few hours off, phew I am terribly bad at paying attention to audiobooks, [...]


    22. Truly remarkable, the divergence of opinions on this book on It seems that little has been written about Mussolini s fascist Italy during WWII Mark Sullivan s novel is based on the true story of teenager Pino Lella s experiences in war torn Milan, and Sullivan clearly did extensive research, but was surprised that Mussolini s heinous fascist crimes were completely ignored Mussolini was wrongly portrayed as a victim On the other hand, he made you feel you were actually in Milan and the Italian Al [...]


    23. A stunning novel about being brave in the face of evil Finding happiness when you think it s been taken from you and remembering that each day is a gift.The Italian side of WWII isn t something that historical fiction novelist focus on but there are stories to be told about what happened there The fact this this story is part biography and part fiction is what makes it brilliant Pino Lella is a true hero and one that everyone should know Real people make real differences and he proves it If you [...]


    24. Wow I just finished Beneath A Scarlet Sky and I m in tears I love historical fiction, especially WWII fiction, but this book ripped my heart out I am amazed at the resilience of the survivors of WWII If you love historical fiction, READ THIS BOOK


    25. This book ranks right up there with The Nightingale, and All the Light We Can Not See I think it surpasses them The book is about Pino, a 17 year old boy in Italy during the German War This book will make you love and hate the characters You will fall in love with Pino and his family He lives through things no 17 year old boy should have to witness The characters will stay with you long after you turn the last page Well done Mr Sullivan Buy this book.


    26. 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 Pino Lella s and his brother s coming of age in a c [...]


    27. Pino Lella is a typical Italian teenagerhe enjoys his friends, girls, music.what all young people enjoy Then Milan is bombed by the Allies, and World War II tears his world apart Pino leaves Milan and joins a group that helps guide Jews over the Alps to safety in Switzerland As he nears his 18th birthday, his parents push him to join the German Army to prevent his being sent to the Russian front with the Italian forces Pino joins the German army, but he isn t a Nazihe is acting as a spy, passing [...]


    28. 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 offering Beneath a Scarlet Sky turned out to be a tight, ta [...]


    29. Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan Review 5 4 17Pino Lella a hero 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 under [...]


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