Excellent read and, while not historically accurate (hopefully), it does present a possible alternative for those who give creedance to some of the mythology facts around various WWII stories. The pace of the story will keep one interested and the ending will suprise - - -
One of the books that you cannot put down until you finish it. The ending was very surprising and I only wish it had really happened.
I became disenchanted with World War II Hitler stories many years ago. It was same old, same old, and it seemed altogether too many authors took a swing at the subject in both fiction and in historical books. Granted, it was a particularly evil period of history and filled with many evil people and deeds.
Against my better judgement, I picked up a copy of The Berkut by Joseph Heywood and started reading it. I did not read the synopsis on the dust jacket first. By one third of the way through the book I was totally engrossed. I was hooked.
I won't give much of the story away because it is a very good read filled with gritty and believable characters and I do not wish to detract from your read if you read it. It is an epic story that could have happened. (we will never know with absolute certainty) The ending of the story is so poetic as to assume the mantle of perfect justice and is, because of that, a very good read. Well done.
This book is for readers of Worldwar two fiction.The afermath of the end of the Nazis and the effort to save a war crminal will keep you on the edge of your seat.