To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it - no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.
©1995 Greg Iles; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"This stunning, horrifying, mesmerizing novel will keep readers transfixed from beginning to end....From the very first page, Greg Iles takes his readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, juxtaposing tension-filled action scenes, horrifying depictions of savage cruelty, and heart-stopping descriptions of sacrifice and bravery. A remarkable story from a remarkable writer." (Booklist)
"A thriller that really thrills...on fire with suspense." (Stephen King)
No, it was not interesting to me, so I stopped listening. I may continue it at a later date
Make it more personal
Sexy, silky, interesting
Good Guys Win!
Rachel; her will to survive
Yes! He is quite talented!
I am shocked at man's inhumanity to man.
My second Greg Iles book--what a writer! The story line just flowed and flowed--never bogged down. Dick Hill has always been one of my favorite narrators. He brought this book to life! Lately I have "gotten into" Holocost books---a subject we never should allow to drift away from history. Very powerful book and characters not to be forgotten soon.
The narrator delivers an incredible range of accents, for both male and female characters. The plot is very interesting and exciting, but the story really started to drag about two thirds of the way through.
my husband insists that I try one more Iles book before giving up
No, too long, too many storylines
Easy to listen to.
The narrator did an excellent job portraying the characters in the story, and handled the various accents well. I had previously listened to a story narrated by Dick Hill and found the narration terrible in accordance with the main character- must have just not found his niche with that one. I must say the narrator has more than redeemed himself with this story and I look forward to listening to another book narrated by Mr. Hill.
I don't think I've ever found a book I would be capable of sitting still for all day.
I read the reviews before I bought this book, and they were good. It could be that it just wasn't my kind of story.
The narration was flat and dull, maybe it would have been better with a different narrator.
It took me back into history while engrossing me in an amazingly satisfying tale.
Stern - complex and mysterious
I thought his reading and accents were great. However several major characters have similar sounding names - that is the one complaint I have about this book. It took awhile to distinguish the similar sounding names. But that's not the narrator's fault.
If the friend enjoys historical fiction, sure!
Since WWII is so well known to me, I think the initial premise was a bit out there, which took a bit away from the beginning, but the ending was great!
I have not, though I would.
This book was like a roller coaster. A big buildup, but the exciting part of the ride was pretty short. However, also like roller coasters, this is not a red flag. The ending was very fast paced and exciting, and the book was performed rather well, with only a few questionable acting choices.
It seems to me that every time I read (listen to) a book by Greg Iles I'm struck by his genius. I've read a number of books about World War II and or the holocaust. This one stands out as one of the best. Of course I know that World War II and and the holocaust actually occurred. I don't know if the Nazi's were planning to combat the allied invasion of Europe, but I do know that they did invent nerve gas. I also know that nerve gas is the most toxic of all the chemical weapons available just as it was during World War II. In this book Greg Iles inserts his characters into a historical setting with an imaginative plot. Listening to this book requires more than a little concentration and still I think it will take more than one listen to get everything out of this book so I'll absolutely be listening to this book again.
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