the paris architect
"Secretly, Lucien was ashamed that he was so useless to his country. Sometimes, he felt guilty that he was alive." An architect in Nazi-occupied Paris who has little empathy for the Jews, but is slowly roped into using his architectural finesse to creating elaborate hiding places for them. What starts off as intrigue and the urge to live up to the challenge, slowly turns into something more as he starts to realize how his work is affecting the lives of others. A quick and smooth read, I really enjoyed the development of Lucien's character.