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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Iles knows how to keep the pages turning

A great novel set against the backdrop of WW 2. The story is aptly described in other reviews, so I'll use my review to laud Iles as a unique author who can weave wonderful stories across different genres. Check out The Footprints of God, Blood Memory, Dead Sleep as evi...
A great novel set against the backdrop of WW 2. The story is aptly described in other reviews, so I'll use my review to laud Iles as a unique author who can weave wonderful stories across different genres. Check out The Footprints of God, Blood Memory, Dead Sleep as evidence and Spandau Phoenix to return to the Nazi theme.

posted by smp315 on August 4, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

An exercise in inaccuracy and revisionism

I was initially shocked by the promotion of the Haganah by this book (to the layman: a Zionist terror group of the period dedicated to violence against Arabs and the British), and the anti-Arab sentiments promoted by it. Its amazing that while condemning one form of ant...
I was initially shocked by the promotion of the Haganah by this book (to the layman: a Zionist terror group of the period dedicated to violence against Arabs and the British), and the anti-Arab sentiments promoted by it. Its amazing that while condemning one form of anti-semitism it actively promotes the other.

Beyond that the inaccuracies were horrible. Mundane details like uniform colors were wrong. Did they even address why a Waffen SS officer was at a Concentration Camp and not the front?

Its like the author wrote this novel with research from a cursory glance at wikipedia. Sure he tells a lively story full of drama and characters, but at what expense? The promotion of brutal terrorists and complete inaccuracies of sometimes the most fundamental nature.

I cannot recommend this book for anyone because to do so is to encourage them to misunderstand history and further deep-rooted misconceptions about the formation of today's conflict between Arabs and Jews.

posted by 2031273 on October 9, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Decent Story

    I've read several other Greg Iles books and have always previously enjoyed the twists they take.. This book was an good read.. It just didn't have the same suspense level I'd come to expect. Liked very much the opening into the story and expected more back and forth during the story which never happened, so that was a litle disappointing.

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