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The Second Objective (2007)
by Mark Frost
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140130222X, Hardcover)Bestselling author Mark Frost makes a triumphant return to fiction with this riveting World War II thriller, based on a shocking real-life German operation run by "the most dangerous man in Europe"
Fall 1944. Germany is losing, and the Americans are starting to hope they’ll be home for Christmas. Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny, "Hitler’s Commando," famed for his daring rescue of the imprisoned Mussolini, has just received orders for Operation Greif: He is to assemble a new brigade of 2,000 men, all of whom speak English, and send them behind Allied lines disguised as GIs, where they will wreak havoc in advance of a savage new offensive. And from those men, Skorzeny is to select a smaller group, made up of the twenty most highly skilled commandos fluent in American culture, to attempt an even more sinister mission -- the second objective -- which, if completed, not only would change the course of the war, but would change the course of history.
Filled with real characters and details only recently released by the United States military, The Second Objective is historical fiction at its most pulse-pounding, its most unpredictable, and its most compulsively readable.
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"A ray of light penetrates Western European skies for the first time since the beginning of World War II, as the Allies reach the borders of Germany and victory appears at hand. As part of his last desperate offensive to halt the advancing Americans, Hitler dispatches a company of English-speaking Nazi commandos on an even more treacherous secret assignment of assassination that could change the course of history. In a chain of furious action during the Battle of the Bulge, all of his assassins are killed or executed...all but two who were never accounted for. There ends the historical record." "Frost picks up where these facts leave off and weaves a narrative around these last two commandos: one the Brooklyn-born son of German parents, haunted by his American heritage, and the other a charismatic sociopath from the depraved ranks of the SS. Close on their trail is a veteran NYPD homicide-detective-turned-military-police-investigator, who soon finds himself faced with an impossible choice on which the outcome of the entire conflict depends."--BOOK JACKET.
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