By William Diehl
Because the international trembles with the procedure of worldwide conflict II, a lady dies by the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her homicide perpetually alterations her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a continuing anti-Nazi mercenary, who turns into locked in a determined cat-and-mouse video game with the 3rd Reich's excellent undercover agent, a guy of 1000 faces. In an area that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the lethal current and the darkish earlier, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the leading edge of worldwide events—and into the key internal workings of a terrifying project identified merely as "27."
"The most sensible ebook of its sort because the DAY OF THE JACKAL...Edge-of-the-seat stuff."--PEOPLE
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"A rip-roaring rollercoaster of suspense, riveting from commencing to end."
Diehl integrates old occasions corresponding to Hitler's upward thrust to energy and Dillinger's financial institution robberies into this mystery a couple of heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi making plans to kidnap a few of America's strongest males. ``Despite a few unbelievable coincidences, his solidly researched story is suspenseful, creative and, in areas, deeply moving,'' acknowledged PW.
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Right away. Will it be Mr. ” “Yes. And lay out my tuxedo, please. I feel a bit elegant tonight, Heinz. ” “Yes. ” After Heinz left the room, Ingersoll downed the rest of the champagne and went to a corner of the room. He slid back a tall bookcase and opened the safe behind it. Inside were thick envelopes of cash: American dollars, British pounds, French francs. Everything but German marks. With inflation as high as it was it would take a safe full of marks to buy a bowl of soup. He opened one of the envelopes, counted out five hundred British pounds and stuffed them in a pocket of his robe.
M. looked over the morning reports, and didn’t appear until noon. “Come, come,” was the impatient response. He had only been in Hitler’s private sitting room once before. Entering it now, he remembered how surprised he had been the first time he had seen it. The sitting room was small and rather bleak with high ceilings, a simple chandelier and thick double doors. Two French windows overlooked the valley, their heavy drapes and cotton curtains pulled back. His desk was angled in one corner near the windows.
Ingersoll’s excitement flooded over. He began to speak but Hitler held up a finger. “Before you say anything, Hans Wolfe, you must understand if you accept this job, both Hans Wolfe and Johann Ingersoll must die. You would become a man without an identity. ” “Willie Hitler said. ” “Twenty-seven? ” “You will understand in time,” Vierhaus said. , and International Music Publications: An excerpt from the lyrics to “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” by Charles Tobias, Lew Brown, and Samuel. Stept. Copyright 1942, 1954 Robbins Music Corporation.
27 aka The Hunt by William Diehl