really enjoyed this book, you don't want to put it down.
In his biggest and most exciting novel since The Eagle Has Landed, Jack Higgins sweeps the reader into one of the most extraordinary--and secret--episodes of World War Two: a mision to rescue, from the hands of the Germans, a man who knows the time and place of D-Day.
Colonel Kelso is and American, one of the handful of "Bigots"--the code name for officers who know the most crucial secret of the war. His disappearance after a landing craft is sunk during and exercise causes panic in the Allied high command; the news that he has escaped death only to be washed ashore in German-occupied Jersey redoubles the consternation. Somehow Kelso has to be snatched from under the Germans; noses--or else ruthlessly silenced.
Harry Martineau, philosphy don turned killer for his country, fluent in German, skilled in impersonating Nazi officers, is the obvious choice for so desperate an enterprise; nineteen-year-old Sarah Drayton, half French, who knows Jersey intimately, and in whose aunt's house Kelso is sheltering, is as inevitably destined to be his partner. And so Standartenfuhrer Max Vogel and his French mistress Anne-Marie Latour set off to rescue Kelso from the impregnable fortress that Jersey has become under German occupation.
Counterbluff upon counterbluff, deception upon deception, Jack Higgins builds up his enthralling story with all the ingenuity and drama that were the hallmarks of his previous books.