On Desperate Ground [NOOK Book]

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ON DESPERATE GROUND is the story of men and women caught up in the death throes of Nazi Germany, struggling to maintain those things precious to them—life, an end to killing, and even sanity itself.

Colonel Johann Faust has lost everyone he ever loved and feels he is going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his dead fiancée and the demons that roar through ...
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On Desperate Ground

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Overview


ON DESPERATE GROUND is the story of men and women caught up in the death throes of Nazi Germany, struggling to maintain those things precious to them—life, an end to killing, and even sanity itself.

Colonel Johann Faust has lost everyone he ever loved and feels he is going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his dead fiancée and the demons that roar through his mind as he perfects a plan to save Nazi Germany from defeat and insure a greater and deadlier new world war.

Captain Dieter Neukirk, once a protégé of Faust’s, is more concerned with saving the lives of his remaining men than in sacrificing them in a fanatical last stand. Meanwhile, Elsa Klein, Dieter’s lover and the chief social worker at a Berlin hospital, is engaged in her own dangerous work, providing medical care and identity papers to hidden Jews in the city.

American Captain Mack Mackenzie, pulled from a military hospital before his wounds are healed, is assigned to investigate reports of a secret Nazi operation. Wanting only to make it home alive, Mack finds himself in a life and death struggle with unlikely allies and a ferociously determined opponent.

Americans and Germans alike are drawn to a hilltop in the remote German countryside, where they find themselves between powerful armies and forced into a terrible decision that could end one war or begin a new one. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497611689
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 331
  • Sales rank: 124,732
  • File size: 2 MB

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James R. Benn is the author of the popular Billy Boyle World War II mystery series. The debut title, BILLY BOYLE, was a Dilys Award nominee and one of Booksense’s Top Five mysteries for 2006. Subsequent titles have received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal and two have been tagged as “Killer Books” by the Independent Mystery Bookseller’s Association. He lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut with his wife, Deborah Mandel. For more information, visit his website at: jamesrbenn.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    The title is well-chosen; all the characters are in desperate st

    The title is well-chosen; all the characters are in desperate straits, and it's fascinating to see how Benn weaves their stories in and brings them together to a gripping conclusion. It's a page-turner, but also contains fascinating personalities. The German lovers, Dieter Neukirk and Elsa Klein; the war-weary American operative Mack Mckenzie; the tormented and highly dangerous Colonel Johann Faust, all are full-blown characters caught up in desperate times. The fact that the character of Elsa Klein is based on a real person who aided hidden Jews in wartime Berlin makes the story even more fascinating.

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