By William Diehl
Because the international trembles with the procedure of global warfare II, a girl dies by the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her homicide eternally alterations her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a constant anti-Nazi mercenary, who turns into locked in a determined cat-and-mouse video game with the 3rd Reich's excellent secret agent, a guy of one thousand faces. In an area that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the lethal current and the darkish previous, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the innovative of worldwide events—and into the key internal workings of a terrifying challenge identified basically as "27."
"The most sensible publication of its type because the DAY OF THE JACKAL...Edge-of-the-seat stuff."--PEOPLE
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"A rip-roaring rollercoaster of suspense, riveting from starting to end."
Diehl integrates ancient occasions resembling Hitler's upward push to energy and Dillinger's financial institution robberies into this mystery a couple of heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi making plans to kidnap a few of America's strongest males. ``Despite a few unbelievable coincidences, his solidly researched story is suspenseful, inventive and, in locations, deeply moving,'' acknowledged PW.
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Women were forbidden from smoking on the hospital grounds; if caught, the two would be sternly chastised. In fact, the night supervisor frowned on women smoking at all, considering it a common and filthy habit suitable only for men. They finished the cigarette, looked back at the exit, then the shorter one shrugged. They proceeded down the alley toward the bus stop. The third woman was young, barely in her twenties, with an angelic face that exuded innocence and wonder, a delicate beauty who had been in nurse’s training for only a few weeks.
Fifteen minutes passed. He had been watching the alley for several nights, perched in its shadows, checking the nurses, seeking out that perfect beauty and waiting for the moment when she might drop her guard and walk down the alleyway alone. Der Nacht Hund was infinitely patient. Two nurses came out of the staff door of the hospital and waited under the bright lights of the emergency entrance for several minutes. One was short and stout, the other, taller and slender with long equine features.
Heinz laughed softly. He knew the agony of enduring seven, sometimes eight hours a day in the heavy disguise. It was unbearably hot under the layer of latex and cosmetics, uncomfortable to the point of pain. But he also understood Ingersoll’s drive to make each character more startling, more frightening and original than the previous one. Ingersoll created his own makeup, arising several hours before he was due on the set, applying it himself, assisted only by Heinz, who was also his valet, cook and chauffeur.