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The First Wave (Billy Boyle World War II, Bk 2)
The First Wave - Billy Boyle World War II, Bk 2 Author:James R. Benn Billy's task is to help arrange the surrender of the Vichy French forces in Algeria. But dissension among the regular army, the militia, and DeGaulle's Free French allows black-marketeers in league with the enemy to divert medical supplies to the Casbah, leading to multiple murders. Billy must find the killers while trying to rescue the ... more »girl he loves - a British spy.« less
Boyle lands on enemy soil before the North African invasion and is immediately in the thick of misfortune and crime. Nothing goes as he plans and his lady love is in dire danger too!
Once again we are dealing with a reluctant hero forced to risk his life for his country, as so many millions of other Americans and Brits did in WW II.
As Boyle stumbles from one suspect to another, and his Uncle Ike has to play distasteful politics to secure the American rear, it is the little things that finally leads Boyle to the real criminals. Tying all the facts together as a good cop would, Boyle finally commits murder himself and feels better for it.