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By William Diehl

ISBN-10: 074930555X

ISBN-13: 9780749305550

Because the global trembles with the technique of worldwide warfare II, a lady dies by the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her homicide eternally 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 ideal undercover agent, a guy of one thousand faces. In an enviornment that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the lethal current and the darkish previous, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the innovative of worldwide events—and into the key internal workings of a terrifying project recognized merely as "27."

"The top booklet of its type because the DAY OF THE JACKAL...Edge-of-the-seat stuff."--PEOPLE

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Diehl integrates ancient occasions comparable to Hitler's upward thrust to energy and Dillinger's financial institution robberies into this mystery a few heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi making plans to kidnap a few of America's strongest males. ``Despite a few inconceivable coincidences, his solidly researched story is suspenseful, creative and, in locations, deeply moving,'' acknowledged PW.

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He shoved her roughly into the front seat of the car and slammed the door, then drove back toward the Helgestrasse in silence. She stared at the floorboard, pressing a towel to her shattered lips. Two years, chasing rules on freight trains, sleeping under railroad bridges and in the corners of dark tunnels, stealing to eat. Sometimes there had been laboring jobs, brutal work moving railroad tracks or clearing brush for a handful of marks that would barely buy a good meal. And sometimes there had been enough left over to pay one of the whores that lived near the rail yards—old whores, too sick or burned out to appeal to anyone else, smothering his rage in momentary passion while the humiliation burned his soul like a branding iron.

He stared down at her, watching the bruise on her jaw turn black, and he began to chuckle. She came around slowly and just as slowly became aware that her hands and legs were tied to the four corners of the bed. He was inside her, thrusting like an animal. Her mouth was gagged with a cotton cloth. She looked up, terrified. He was leaning over her, his mouth half open, sweat pouring from his chin and when he saw her look up he straightened up and hit her again, not as hard this time but enough to split her lip.

If we pass anybody, don’t look up. ” He held her up with one arm and carried his bag in the other. She kept her head down as he had ordered but no one saw them. He shoved her roughly into the front seat of the car and slammed the door, then drove back toward the Helgestrasse in silence. She stared at the floorboard, pressing a towel to her shattered lips. Two years, chasing rules on freight trains, sleeping under railroad bridges and in the corners of dark tunnels, stealing to eat. Sometimes there had been laboring jobs, brutal work moving railroad tracks or clearing brush for a handful of marks that would barely buy a good meal.

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