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Death Train (The Sergeant Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Len Levinson , Gordon Davis
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The brainchild of Amazon Kindle bestselling western writers Mike Stotter and Ben Bridges, PICCADILLY PUBLISHING is dedicated to issuing classic fiction from Yesterday and Today!


“If the Sergeant doesn’t stop those trains, D-Day goes down the drain!”
The speaker was Colonel Fairbairn, special OSS advisor to General Omar Bradley, at a tense meeting of SHAEF only days before the planned Normandy invasion. Thus began yet another do-or-die mission of the man called The Sergeant – C. J. Mahoney (Code Name: Parrot), a big, brawling career G.I. Mahoney was an almost perfect killing machine with an incredible knack for languages … and the Army’s heavyweight champion foul-up.
His assignment was to stop the personnel and supply trains crafty General Erwin Rommel had lined up to checkmate the assault he knew would come on Omaha Beach. His first try failed when a key bridge wouldn’t blow. Now, with Gestapo Colonel Richter on his trail, it’s last-chance time as Mahoney and a handful of maquis steal an explosives-laden train and head for a fateful rendezvous in a tunnel of death!


Hailed as a ‘trash genius’, Len Levinson was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1954-1957, and graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Social Science. He relocated to NYC that year and worked as an advertising copywriter and public relations executive before becoming a full-time novelist. Len created and wrote a number of series, including The Apache Wars Saga, The Pecos Kid and The Rat Bastards. He has had over eighty titles published, and PP is delighted to have the opportunity to issue his exceptional WWII series, The Sergeant in digital form. After many years in NYC, Len moved to a small town (pop. 3100) in rural Illinois, where he is now surrounded by corn and soybean fields ... a peaceful, ideal location for a writer.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 640 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing; First Kindle Edition edition (27 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FJ4T9A4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Problems with context 29 Jun. 2014
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I stopped reading this book. This book just did not read true form a geographical or historical context. Yes D-day happened in Normandy beyond that I had problems. I known Normandy well and "mountains" is not a word I would use where 600foot hills are high. Carthusian monasteries are a feature of the Alps in South Eastern France but not here. Distances and time travel in wartime, without modern motorways are unrealistic. The strategic military context was very shallow.

Beyond that on a purely personal level I did not like or identify with the main character.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The sergeant 23 Feb. 2014
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Remembered these books in the eighties in hard back but never got to read the full series. Hoping that all the titles will be made available in kindle. Easy reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pulp war novel... 26 Jan. 2014
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Please ignore previous reviews which say the story ends abruptly without conclusion. This is the first in a series of nine novels which follows Mahoney and his sidekick Cranepool through the war from d day until the last few weeks. I read these years ago as battered paperbacks. They get better with each novel. Filthy, violent and no frills storytelling as Sgt.Mahoney kills and shags his way through the eto. Worth every penny!
Not for the faint hearted there are vivid descriptions of bayonet fights with Germans, crude sex scenes and infighting in some cases with green officers as Mahoney struggles to survive the war. Watch out for his nemesis Colonel Richter who keeps getting thwarted by Mahoney.
This particular novel is the,weakest of the nine as the author is finding his feet with the characters.
Nevertheless it is a good story of two American Rangers helping prepare the way for d day with the resistance .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading 25 Jan. 2014
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Plenty of action. Basically two stories that coming together. Well written with description of characters and scenery. The story end abruptly with no conclution
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