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The Wolf's Hour
     

The Wolf's Hour

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by Robert McCammon, Simon Prebble (Read by)
 

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On the eve of D-Day, a British secret agent with unique powers goes behind Nazi lines.

Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in

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On the eve of D-Day, a British secret agent with unique powers goes behind Nazi lines.

Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in her bed. Now, three years later, the army asks him to end his retirement and parachute into occupied Paris. A mysterious German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. The werewolf goes to France for king and country, hoping for a chance at bloody vengeance.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Originally published in 1989, this powerful novel fuses WWII espionage thriller and dark fantasy. Richly detailed, intricately plotted, fast-paced historical suspense is enhanced by McCammon's unique take on the werewolf myth. Russian-born British Secret Service operative and lycanthrope Michael Gallatin is a highly principled, deeply introspective, and internally tormented soul struggling to find himself amid the horror and chaos of 1944 Europe: "Not human. Not animal... .What am I, in the eye of God?" The limited edition hardcover reissue includes color illustrations from renowned artist Vincent Chong as well as a never-before-published companion novella, "The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs," which will raise interest in a planned collection of stories featuring Gallatin. McCammon's fans will cherish this lovingly produced reissue of a werewolf classic that deserves to be unearthed and rediscovered. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491583746
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

One of the founders of the Horror Writers Association, Robert R. McCammon (b. 1952) is one of the country’s most accomplished authors of modern horror and historical fiction. Raised by his grandparents in Birmingham, Alabama, McCammon published his first novel, the Revelations-inspired Baal, when he was only twenty-six. His writings continued in a supernatural vein throughout the 1980s, producing such bestselling titles as Swan Song, The Wolf’s Hour, and Stinger.

In 1991 Boy’s Life won the World Fantasy Award for best novel. After his next novel, Gone South, McCammon took a break from writing to spend more time with his family. He did not publish another novel until 2002’s Speaks the Nightbird. Since then he has followed “fixer” Matthew Corbett in two sequels, The Queen of Bedlam and Mister Slaughter. His newest novel is The Five. McCammon and his family continue to live in Birmingham.

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Wolf's Hour 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when I was in high school to bring along on a hunting trip with my father. I wore my copy out. Twice in one week and several chapters over and over. I found another copy at a thrift store last year and bought it because it is so rare to find a hard copy anywhere. Look on ebay. They are going for anywhere up to several hundred hundred dollars. Now I have a digital copy to read any time. I have read other books by Robert McCammon. None have appealed to me like this one. However, the Matthew Corbett series is excellent. Speaks the Nightbird reads smoothly. McCammon has an amazing ability to paint images of his characters in the readers' minds. This trait makes character development a joy throughout the read. Read this one. Then move on to his other books. McCammon never fails to leave the reader hungry for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this many years ago as well all his books. But as much as i loved his other books , this one has stuck with me for years. And i just bought his sequel. Its out people!!!!!!!!! All his books are fantastic and its a crime his work isnt as available to get. Gotta read swan song again too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is easily one of, if not the best werewolf story in literature. So attached to the characters, I hated for the book to end. Sequel released in 2011!
FGMGM More than 1 year ago
Read the actual book, years ago and loved it. If you like Dean Koontz style books, you will most likely love Robert McCammom!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mystery, spys, and werewolves! Who could ask for anything more? My paperback copy had been read so many times it fell apart. McCammons at his best. A must read
BANGLEDANGLES More than 1 year ago
If you love stories about werewolves, Nazi's, WWII, espionage and love, this is the book for you. It combines the story of how the character became a werewolf and his life with his pack and his life as an alli spy. I could not put the book down. The characters were fully developed and the story captivating. I even went back and reread the last several chapters of the book because it had so captured my imagination. I did not want the story to end. I want more of this character and hear that Rober R McCammon is working on a sequel of short stories. I will definitely buy that book when it comes out. I strongly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never read a book twice. I read so many books I often can't remember the title of some of them, and I can't always remember what they're about. I read this book a long time ago, and I've never forgotten who wrote it, or what it's about. I would definitely read this one again if I could put my hands on it. I must have borrowed this book because I keep every book I read, and I can't find it anywhere. If I could find it in any store I would definitely rebuy it. I've read a few of Robert McCammon's other books and it's a shame that he hasn't written anything for a long time. To sum it all up, I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading, regardless of the type of books they usually read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert McCammon has done a brilliant job. The book glued me to my seat the first time i read it back in 97. And now after reading it again i want it in my collection. Seriously the best novel i've ever read, a real inspiration to an up and coming writer like myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I didn't know if I wanted to read it, thats before I read the first chapter after that I couldn't put it down, I read strait through the night until I was done It's a MUST READ kind of book if you like werewolves you'll love this P.s. if you read this book through the night you will need caffine no kidding
Guest More than 1 year ago
a great book for those that like action,history,war,love, and comedy all rolled into one this book did the best job of a page turner (besides swan song sorry)full of suspnse with some of the most gory and relishing details ever.actualy makes u want to try raw meat!!! this book does a great job with flashbacks and keeping you on the edge.A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no need to call James Bond, Michael Gallatin can take the mission and still respectfully charm the ladies. This book is an excellent read for everyone, not restricted to sci-fi, action adventure, or romance. This is the second time i have read this book, and i am thinking of looking at it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dudes just read the book, its pretty damn good, werewolf+humans=lots of dead germans and a very very interesting story. It shows the magnificent story of him becoming a werewolf to the life of a spy/werewolf in world war 2
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great fast paced read. Robert McCammon has taken the werewolf lore to a new level allowing his creation to change at will, even only an arm if need be. Just fantastic. Pick up this book and see for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the second book I read by this author over 10 years ago(the 1st being Stinger)and I've read it 3x so far.Almost tied with Swan Song,but still awsome!This is another book I have passed on to others and they all loved it!A must read for anyone.Robert said he considered a sequel, but is'nt doing it.Bullocks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book so many times that I need a bookcover to keep it together. The main charater Micheal Gallatin is well rounded and completly believable. The combination of James Bond and animalism in outstanding, with an excellent job at realism. A great for werewolf fans. Wish there was a sequal though because it definantly leaves you wanting to go on another adventure with Micheal and Chesna.
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ChgoReader2014 More than 1 year ago
This is my 3rd copy of The Wolf's Hour. I've worn out 2 paperbacks and finally bought the Nook book so that I won't have to worry about replacing it. Robert McCammon write exciting stories. Never a wasted word, never a boring passage. This story of a werewolf's vengeance during the war is a premier story and obviously one of my top ten favorite books. Highly recommended.