The Berkut Author:Joseph Heywood At dusk SS Colonel Gunter Brumm silently parachutes through the sulfuric haze into the smoldering ruins of Berlin, past the Soviet troops that encircle the skeleton that the city has become in late April 1945. With the precision and skill that has marked his brilliant military career, Brumm has completed the first stage of a simple yet seemingly... more » impossible mission: to evade the Allied forces swarming over post-World War II Europe and smuggle "Herr Wolf," the greatest war criminal of all time, to safety.
Less than twenty-four hours later, a Russian team called the Special Operations Group snakes its way into Berlin's city limits, headed for the Reich Chancellery. It is led by the Berkut, Vasily Petrov, handpicked by Stalin for his ability to track down his quarry, and driven by the knowledge that failure means certain death.
So begins The Berkut, a classic story of pursuit, of hunters and the hunted, that pits two elite teams against each other--both of them brave, resourceful, of great physical prowess, and so fully motivated that only the winners will survive.« less
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 - - -