A page turner for sure. Slav was captured by the Russians before the outbreak of WWII. He was sent to a Siberian labor camp. He and half a dozen other prisoners hatched a plan to escape the camp by walking to freedom -- to India. (Just look at your globe.) They figured that the Russians would search to the West, since no one with a grain of sense would attempt to walk South in a Siberian winter. Their captors believed the camp was inescapable. The ingenuity, bravery and plain old determination of these men will have you rooting for them with every page. They were even able to scrounge tobacco.