--Sergeant Matt Taylor, United States Army
Teutoburg Forest, 2009
The Terrorist Assault Team's orders were clear. They were to storm the house, capture the terrorists, free the hostages and contain the bomb. None of the twenty-six member, highly trained TAT team was prepared for what would take place on that hot August night. Through a bizarre chain of events, these GI's lives would change forever. They would be forced to choose between a new life or fight for freedom in a way they never imagined.
"Varus, Varus give me back my legions."
--Caesar Augustus, 9AD
Teutoburg Forest, 9 AD
One of the greatest battles of all time took place in Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. When it was over, more than twenty thousand seasoned Roman Soldiers were dead. How could a poorly armed, undisciplined group of Germanic warriors defeat this mighty foe? What happened to Varus, the general of the Roman army and his famous soldiers is revealed in this thrilling plot. This is the unknown story of how the battle is fought and how it became a turning point in history.
Terror in Teutoburg Forest
Relive the battle that helped shape the world, as we know it today. This gripping account of how the onslaught occurred is skillfully captured in this exciting historic novel, Terror in Teutoburg Forest, related by author John L. Rothdiener.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In 9 AD a battle that shaped the world was fought in the Teutoburg Forest. The Roman Empire planned to rule the world. They built roads and bridges as they march across the world. A battle took place deep in the Teutoburg Forest between the Empires legions and a small group of Germanic barbarians. History has never proved how the Germanics won that battle effectively stopping the spread of the Empire. John L. Rothdiener combines history and fiction to create an answer to how the barbarians won the battle. He begins his story in 2009. Terrorist have taken hostages in a house in the Teutoburg Forest. A Terrorist Assault Team was ordered to rescue the hostages and find the dirty bomb thought to be in the house. The bomb was activated and the TAT and hostages take shelter behind rocks and trees. The explosion set off a chain of events that changes the world. It is difficult to review this book without giving away the plot. Rothdeiner is a master of characterization. Each character had his/her own personality. The author does not rely on vulgar language to carry this book. The TAT never speaks a foul word. Rothdeiner gives dignity and respect to the soldiers. This is the debut novel of John L. Rothdiener. This plot is excellent movie fodder. I look forward to more books by him.
The author has created a brilliant novel of intrigue. The fictional story, based on a historical event, has twists and turns leaving the reader with a big "wow!" The imagination of the writer has your mind racing, while your heart is pounding faster to move on to the next page! Can't wait for the sequel!