By Greg Iles
It's January 1944 — and as Allied troops arrange for D-day, Nazi scientists strengthen a poisonous nerve fuel that may repel and wipe out any invasion strength. To salvage the deliberate attack, enormously varied yet both decided males are despatched to infiltrate the key focus camp the place the poison fuel is being perfected on human topics. Their in simple terms aim: ruin all lines of the gasoline and the lads who created it — regardless of what number lives should be lost...including their own.
Stunning....From the first actual web page, Greg Iles takes his readers on an emotional roller-coaster experience, juxtaposing tension-filled motion scenes, frightening depictions of savage cruelty, and heart-stopping descriptions of sacrifice and bravado. A notable tale from a impressive writer.” — Booklist
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As Miller rotated the scope back and forth, Edwards could see a glimmering disc of refracted light at the top of the screen, indicating that the sun had risen on the world above. “All ahead one third,” ordered Miller. He was proceeding with the trip to periscope depth, obviously satisﬁed that there were no ships above them. “All ahead one third, Helm, aye sir,” said the helmsman as he dialed in the ordered speed on the engine order telegraph, a small knob on his panel that instantly transmitted the order back to the engine room.
All ahead one third,” ordered Miller. He was proceeding with the trip to periscope depth, obviously satisﬁed that there were no ships above them. “All ahead one third, Helm, aye sir,” said the helmsman as he dialed in the ordered speed on the engine order telegraph, a small knob on his panel that instantly transmitted the order back to the engine room. ” “Make my depth six zero feet, Dive, aye,” Chief Ketterling responded. Resting his arms on the backs of the planesmen’s chairs, he spoke a few words to the two men and they gently pulled back on their controls.
He would cast an occasional irritated glance at his executive ofﬁcer whose bulky body engulfed a small fold-up desk chair in the center of the room and who nervously ﬂipped through the pages of a spiral notepad. Edwards did not think much of his XO and made very little effort to hide his feelings. What was the point? Lieutenant Commander Warren Bloomﬁeld, overweight in a uniform two sizes too small, always out of breath, always in the background and never in the lead—no matter how many times Edwards had mentored him—never put forth any extra effort to assist in running the ship.
Black Cross (World War Two, Book 1) by Greg Iles