Double Cross Blind Author:Joel N. Ross December 1, 1941 — It is seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Days that are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy captured in London while on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a German network of spies the British have turned. — For American Tom Wall, the days have run together as he awakens to find himself locked in a Briti... more »sh military asylum. Wounded and shell-shocked, all he knows is that his brother, Earl, betrayed Tom's unit in Crete, causing one of the bloodiest massacres of the war.
MI5 releases Tom by way of a bargain. Pretend to be Earl and convince Sondegger to reveal how and where he has arranged to transmit his intelligence to Germany. Fail, and spend the rest of the war in jail. Succeed, and Tom, though still considered a danger to himself, will be allowed to leave the hospital to find Earl--who may well be a Nazi informant.
But Sondegger proves himself to be a formidable opponent. Even as he surrendered himself to the British, he knew the Japanese fleet had sailed for Pearl Harbor. The question is: Who will gain more if the Allies prevent the attack? Sondegger, MI5, the OSS, Tom, and Earl's wife, Harriet, all have different answers. Unable to trust anyone, Tom attempts to save the Twenty Committee and stop the attack on Pearl Harbor as the clock counts down.« less
Not a great WW II mystery, but an interesting one. Which is more important, preserving the XX secret or preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor? Can you do both? Not if two Nazi spies have their way. There are twists and turns everywhere in this novel. And not everyone knows who is on which side... which can be fortunate.
However, I have to admit I'm a little leery of how the hero dashes all about London with a severely wounded hand, which keeps getting torn open time after time. He also gets beaten up a lot. And will he ever get any sleep?