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Publisher's Summary

Billy's task is to help arrange the surrender of the Vichy French forces in Algeria. But dissension among the regular army, the militia, and DeGaulle's Free French allows blackmarketeers in league with the enemy to divert medical supplies to the Casbah, leading to multiple murders. Billy must find the killers while trying to rescue the girl he loves - a British spy.

©2008 James R. Benn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Part Indiana Jones derring-do and part grown-up adventure novel with spies, black marketers, loyal and dastardly French, and the reliably evil Nazis. If you like World War II historical crime novels, you’ll love this one.” (Mystery Scene)

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Another Good Billy Boyle

This series consistently delivers entertaining and engaging stories. For further details, see my review of: Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Luisa
  • Seattle, WA USA
  • 12-24-12

Compelling. Recreates the disorder of landing.

If you could sum up The First Wave in three words, what would they be?

Confusion of landing troops.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Billy Boyle, the main character of the book. His integrity and growing sense of honor.

Have you listened to any of Marc Vietor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Evil of war

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love this series! I really love historical fiction

This series is so enjoyable. I am a big Masie Dobbs fan and was looking for something along those lines and found this series. I really love the characters and the storylines are real wartime happenings. I recommend them highly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful