A painter flees his religious family in Brooklyn and lands in Europe…. right around the beginning of WWII. As a historical novel, Fugitive Colors offers a fascinating account of the Nazi attempt to “purify” art (when they weren’t busy purifying the population). As an epic thriller, former Jerusalem Post editor Barr’s fiction debut keeps the pages turning by killing off the good guys and steadily upping the evil. Extra credit: how many blurbers who’ve written for Heeb can you spot on the back cover?!