Rachel is a Jewish woman who met an old kibbutz friend who works as a teacher. In the Netherlands during the war in September 1944, Rachel received many troubles when her hiding place was bombarded by coalition forces. Rachel later joined a group of Jews, all of whom ran through the sea by boat to the south of the Netherlands in search of another refuge. The Germans carried out a massive genocide, killing all of them and only Rachel, who was able to escape, survived. In the end, she was called Elise de Fries because she is part of the Jewish resistance that still suffers from German threats
The handsomely mounted, heedlessly pulpy modernist World War II thriller that "The Good German" and "Valkyrie" failed to be - a dizzying rush of daring rescues, sexual intrigue, treachery, betrayal, gunfights, hasty conclusions and harrowing consequences.