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)
A Brit and an American go behind enemy lines to destroy Hitler's poisonous gas factory before he has a chance to use the gas on them. The factory is located at a concentration camp which becomes a major component in the story.
I would compare it to Ken Follett's Hornet Flight, another WWII novel about a secret mission behind enemy lines.
Rachel was a resilient, remarkable woman to endure what she did and the deep love she had for her two children.
One of the best audio books and performances I've listened to so far!
Loved this book when I first read it years ago. Still love it!
It's one of the top 20
Yes - it was a roller coaster ride almost from the beginning,
When our hero descends into the concentration camp.
James Bond before James Bond!
Even though I pretty much knew the outcome - the story was fantastically written and had a great sense of anticipation.
I highly recommend this to everyone. Fantastic pace and as stated in the Headline a Great listen.
Definitely, I can drive when hearing the story. I have started to tell friends, read a book if and let your imagination bring the story to life, much better than a 120 spliced movie or TV series. However, I listen to my books as I look forward to the narrator bringing the book to life and also allowing my imagination to paint the canvas. A little different, but very enjoyable for me.
The historical time period has been done soooo many times, is there a different story line? I have to say yes, I was pleasantly surprised.
Of course, Dick Hill performances are very enjoyable.
Yes, but I did not have the time.
A different approach to the story that did not displace the listener. Worth the credit.
This book was just to hard to follow and I found it teadious
He didn't,it just was a boring book
Not that I can think of
This is a book of fiction however, chemical warfare and the horrible acts the Nazi did to prisoners is true. Once you understand all the characters this listen keeps you hooked!!
This was an amazing story, though not a fun one. There is nothing light about the story, or the topic. We slow and can't tear our eyes from a bad car wreck, so it is with this book. It was told in such a way that it could almost pass as non-fiction. This is much like the book Flyboys, as it grasps the depth, intensity, horror, and sheer insanity of the world at war. Riviting like Saving Private Ryan, yet with hope and examples of the best of humanity. The narrator did well with the different voices, though not so well with his attempt of the distressed female. It's a war story, a thriller, a mystery and an intense plot. Well done in the way it weaves into history and believiblity. Books like this should be in our public schools, so we remember as a society how in modern times the world was almost destroyed. At the end the author makes some exceptionally important points, for we all owe more than we can imagine to so many we never knew. Well done Mr. Iles! Thank you for reminding us of that which we can never forget, for to do so would be at great peril.
I love listening audio books. I listen to between 20 and 25 per year while I work. Sure makes the days go fast.
Good, Horrible, Terrifying
The activities in the German Concentration Camp. Horrifying and terrible; very eye opening.
Dick Hill, one of my all time favorites, portrayed the characters, accents and all, to perfection. A master narrator.
The entire book moved me.
If you have never read a book about World War II, Germany, the concentration camps and our allies, even though this book is fiction, you should read it.
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
If they like WWII stories, yes, I would. It had all the right characteristics: clear danger, moral choices, Nazis, Jews, and Allies.
The realization that this story was being told to the grandchild of the main hero. It is often hard for us to think of our parents as normal people, and seeing him see that was interesting to me.
I don't know, but when I lose track of the narrator, that is a good thing.
I can't do any better, sorry.
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