27

27

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by William Diehl
     
 

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As the world trembles with the approach of World War II, a woman dies at the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her murder forever changes her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a relentless anti-Nazi mercenary, who becomes locked in a desperate cat-and-mouse game with the Third Reich's perfect spy, a man of a thousand faces. In an arena that encompasses presidents and gangsters,

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As the world trembles with the approach of World War II, a woman dies at the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her murder forever changes her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a relentless anti-Nazi mercenary, who becomes locked in a desperate cat-and-mouse game with the Third Reich's perfect spy, a man of a thousand faces. In an arena that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the deadly present and the dark past, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the cutting edge of world events—and into the secret inner workings of a terrifying mission known only as "27."
"The best book of its kind since THE DAY OF THE JACKAL...Edge-of-the-seat stuff."
PEOPLE

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Diehl integrates historical events such as Hitler's rise to power and Dillinger's bank robberies into this thriller about a heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi planning to kidnap some of America's most powerful men. ``Despite some improbable coincidences, his solidly researched tale is suspenseful, ingenious and, in places, deeply moving,'' said PW. (May)

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ISBN-13:
9780517080825
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1992

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27 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a long intricate read that will consume much of your time and involve you personally for hours upon hours... its an excellent historical fiction with a true historical backround and setting, tied in with a suspensful and exciting plot. If you want to learn a thing or two about the nazi party and the espionage/ stories about their spies and tales like that, this is the perfect book to start with.