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)
I've had some trouble lately getting into historical fiction. Most of what I've tried just didn't maintain my interest. Just when I thought I'd given up on historical fiction, I found "Black Cross." Now my mind has changed.
My main interest in history currently is WW2, so this book caught my attention. I have to say that it kept my interest throughout the whole book, and was quite suspenseful. The narrator did a great job with the accents and style of storytelling.
The main problem I had with the story was that some of the characters had similar sounding names. For instance, a main character is "Stern" and the another is "Schtern" or that's how it sounded. Then, ANOTHER character is named "Schurner" or "Scherner." You get what I'm saying. Although it didn't take long to differentiate who was who, I figured the author would make it a little easier for the listener (reader) to tell characters apart.
Other than the small problem I had referenced above, the book is definitely worth trying out. Especially if you're just trying out historical fiction and like WW2. I'd say yes, give it a shot.
The blending of facts with fiction. It made for a story that could have very well been real.
Not really but there was a lot of attention paid to detail that did keep me very interested.
If you like World War II stories this is one you should really give a shot.
Probaily listen to it again after some time has passed, not right away.
This is my first Iles book.
The Nazi characters were all well done.
Do all German names really start with "S"? Couldn't the author have come up with something else?
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 love to multi-task with Audible!
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.
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