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27 aka The Hunt by William Diehl

By William Diehl

Because the international trembles with the strategy of worldwide warfare II, a lady dies by the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her homicide without end adjustments her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a constant anti-Nazi mercenary, who turns into locked in a determined cat-and-mouse online game with the 3rd Reich's excellent secret agent, a guy of 1000 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 leading edge of global events—and into the key internal workings of a terrifying undertaking identified simply as "27."

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Diehl integrates historic occasions corresponding to Hitler's upward push to strength and Dillinger's financial institution robberies into this mystery a few 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, creative and, in locations, deeply moving,'' acknowledged PW.

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27 aka The Hunt

Because the global trembles with the strategy of worldwide battle II, a girl dies by the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her homicide eternally alterations her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a continuing anti-Nazi mercenary, who turns into locked in a determined cat-and-mouse online game with the 3rd Reich's excellent secret agent, a guy of 1000 faces.

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After all, one man’s hero is always another man ‘s enemy. And so they had unleashed their victor’s venom on all of Germany instead of the politicians who had led them into war, had stripped Germany of honor and resources and left a country dispirited, bankrupt and divided by chaos, a nightmare place stripped of hope. The heart of the country and its people had been pierced by the sword of the avengers and, in the wake of war, anger and hate fired the need for retribution, for another match somewhere in time.

Usually her parties wanted to get right to it. This one had called up a fine dinner, then ordered her to take a bath, had given her fresh clothes and even a bottle of perfume. He wasn’t in any rush. So here she was in a suite in the fanciest hotel in town, staring at herself in the full-length mirror. The dress was Victorian, draped to the floor. The black corset underneath squeezed and shoved her breasts until they bulged over the top of the dress. A garter belt supported the black hose he had given her.

No answer. She approached the mouth of the alley cautiously, and leaning forward peered into its gloomy depths. Fifty yards away the alley curved. She could see the long shadows of her two friends cast against the brick wall by the street lamps at the bus stop, could hear faint laughter. She huddled into her coat and walked rapidly after them. The loden coat made a slight flapping sound as he dropped toward his prey and she turned a moment before he landed behind her. She caught a brief glimpse of his warped features but before she could scream he lashed out with one hand, slamming it over her mouth and shoving her against the alley wall.

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