The 10th book in James R. Benn's Billy Boyle WWII mystery series, normally set against a backdrop of WWII Europe, moves us to a flashback in the Pacific.
It's 1943: Amid the bitter, violent Solomon Islands campaign, Billy is assigned the murder investigation of a native coastwatcher whom future president Jack Kennedy discovered on a nearby island with his head bashed in. As the body count climbs, Billy must figure out whether Jack is a cold-blooded killer, even as war rages around him.
A fan-favorite series with built-in readership of historical fiction fans and military history buffs, by one of Soho Crime's best-selling authors.
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"Spirited wartime storytelling." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A fast-paced saga set in a period when the fate of civilization still hangs in the balance." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Consistently entertaining." (WWII Magazine)
James R. Benn just seems to be getting better with this character. The change in setting to the Pacific theater of operations was a brilliant and well developed idea. The narration of Peter Berkrot was exceptional. Overall, the only disappointment is that I now must wait for the next installment of Billy Boyle.
Always. Love hearing the accents. Definite keeper.
The interaction with Lt Kennedy was a high point, though the cameo of Dick Nixon was great too. The battle of the Solomons gets little attention in war novels.
He does wonderful accents. South boston vs Haaavad.
I have always enjoyed the Billy Boyle series and this nay be my favorite entry. I was not sue I would like the change in theater of the war...but it really added to the story....if you follow the series, I am sure you will like this one!
Pretty much every book in the series is excellent, and this was actually a step up. Going to the South Pacific was a great choice. I can't wait for the next installment.
Thank you, Mr. Benn.
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