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The Hornet's Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

A Spy Thriller of WW II that is unbelievable because it is true!

Mark Ryan has written a spy story of WW II that should be made into a movie. Except the exploits of Thomas Sneum are so incredible that his story defies reality. Richly researched and documented Ryan spent countless hours with Sneum before Sneum's death in 2007. Not onl...
Mark Ryan has written a spy story of WW II that should be made into a movie. Except the exploits of Thomas Sneum are so incredible that his story defies reality. Richly researched and documented Ryan spent countless hours with Sneum before Sneum's death in 2007. Not only did Sneum become one of the great "unknown heroes" of the secret war against Hitler, he repeatedley volunteered to return to Denmark to take on ,missions that the SOE,SBS,or OSS professionals may have been somewhat hesitiant to take on.
A real life adventure that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish the story of Tommy Sneum has to be read to be believed. From photographing radar stations, working with the Danish resistance, escaping across frozen lakes that cost his companions their lives, and returning to do it all over again makes one wonder where these men and women drew on the intestinal fortitude to stare at certain death from the Nazi's and the feared Gestapo. And, to live on the knife's edge of the world of espionage. Some of his toughest battles was convincing his own spymasters he was not a double agent, and that he came within a breath of being hung by British Intelligence only makes his story more gripping.
This story could have come from spymaster Ian Fleming and his fictional agent 007, except, it is real and more interesting.
Mark Ryan is outstanding in his telling as one of the great spy stories of WW II. Of which there are many. The story of Tommy Sneum deserves to be ranked among the best.

posted by WinstonMontgomery on May 31, 2009

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3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Kindle edition is only $1.99

Why such a big price difference?

posted by 2872016 on September 5, 2011

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

    Great book

    Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Great story

    Read it twice. A great story. Highly recommend!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Hornets Sting

    This should be made into a movie...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Wow

    Amazing true story about a real WW II spy and a great read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    RYAN

    Gtg

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