There are so few authors writing decent fiction set in WW2 right now, but Max Adams is one who does it so well.
This second book in the Dawson series has again the same pace action and verve that the first book had and kept me going from start to finish, to be honest at times the book could sit in action adventure as much as Historical Fiction, the only difference is you don't have to suspend as much belief (as say a Cussler).
My biggest concern is how quiet the reception has been for these books...WHY?? SERIOUSLY THEY ARE A GREAT READ!
is it because WW2 is still too raw for some? i hope not, it would be missing out on some fantastic fiction and as with all well written well researched Historical Fiction, you cant help but learn a few things.
Well recommended, and i look forward too more.
Product Description (from back of book)
Dawson and Major Sykes are sent to Eben Emael in Belgium, the strongest fort in the world, completely impregnable. That night, activity in the village wakes them, and they return to the fort and witness a group of German soldiers land on the roof in gliders to assault it. The main attack lasts 20 minutes, leaving Eben Emael crippled. And Dawson is disturbed - he has seen the Germans do what he thought impossible - blasting holes through solid 12 inch steel armour plating using some kind of new demolition charge.
Sykes realizes that new German secret weapon could have enormous implications for the allies, affecting everything from the design of tanks, armoured buildings, even battleships. The two men manage to get back inside the fort and retrieve one. On their escape, Sykes is wounded in the leg, but Dawson devises a plan and manages to get Sykes out on a stretcher, with the demolition charge slung underneath it.
But when they eventually manage to battle their way to the Belgian lines, Eddie Dawson will face an epic attempt to make it to Dunkirk, while the German fighters and bombers do their best to kill them all. Comment Comment | Permalink