In the fifth year of conflict, the master plan for the invasion of Hitler’s Channel stronghold is the Allies’ greatest secret. National security demands it doesn’t fall into enemy hands. So when Colonel Hugh Kelso is pulled from the sea off German-occupied Jersey in April 1944, a major crisis erupts.
Because Kelso is still alive and knows the exact details of the imminent invasion, to ensure the success of their offensive, the Allies launch a suicidal mission to rescue the Colonel...or silence him forever.
©2010 Jack Higgins (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Higgins combines powerful narrative with documentary detail in an exceptional tale that relies upon the interweaving histories of the various characters." (Library Journal)
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Too many shortcuts & too much suspension of disbelief to maintain what should have been a fantastic novel. But when otherwise intelligent people make too many obviously poor decision and things are too often resolved simply to "tie things up", it lost steam for me.
It is always worthwhile to spend some time defying the Nazi's a bit. This is a pretty good tale and told well enough to keep the reader entertained.
In my youth I read a number of tales about WWII and especially the Nazi regime. I'm not recalling one that I might compare to this book but I'd say this story holds it's own. I do, for some reason, think of the Guns of Navaronne (sp) which I read in the late 50's and it was as just as intriguing.
I listen to books as my eyes can get awfully tired (age!). The man did a good job that I'd call a very listenable and entertaining effort.
I'm not sure that I ever get so lost in a work of fiction that I'd define it as "moved".
The overall effort, story and the performance, was good and I'd not complain about either. I'd be willing to try other efforts that include either the author or the reader.
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