The Chaucer is awarded by Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media, and to win a category prize means Deal earned the highest marks in at least two rounds of judging against other novels set in the world wars. Deal now moves into the next round, competing for the 2013 Chaucer itself. The winner of this next round will compete for the 2013 Chanticleer Book of the Year.
If you're curious, here's the blurb for Deal with the Devil.
He wasn’t supposed to be on the plane. Now Major Faust is a prisoner of the English and he must escape before they break him. But every time he gets away, a woman is raped and murdered. The English need someone to hang. He’s the hot suspect.
He’s got to catch the killer, even though he’s helping the enemy. It’s collaboration, almost treason. It’s making a Deal with the Devil.
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