Michael Randall definitely did not come through the war unscathed. When his bomber was shot down, only he and his best friend Eddie Hodge survive the crash. They don’t get very far before they are captured and sent to a frigid submarine port of Konigsberg as slave laborers. Beaten and starved on a daily basis, Eddie doesn’t last long in this harsh environment. Michael vows his death will not be in vain and embarks on a harrowing journey when he stows away on a German U-boat. What happens on that submarine will set Michael’s path for the next six years from Sweden to North Carolina and back to Sweden again. He has no idea that he is the linchpin involving Nazi war criminals, stolen loot, corrupt officials in Bolivia, the New York City police and the Israeli Mossad. Everyone wants to get their hands on Michael and learn what he knows about the demise of U-582.
The author does a fantastic job with the details and clearly did his research for this storyline. World War II espionage is not usually a subject I read, but Michael Randall is a compelling character that draws you in and makes you understand his personal hell and what drives him to do what he needs to do to avenge Eddie’s death and finally to heal his wounded spirit. Rounding out the cast is his girlfriend Leslie, a NYC police officer, a former SS officer and a Swedish fisherman.
AMONGST MY ENEMIES is an exciting and intriguing story that will keep you turning the pages. My one criticism is the number of typos and extra words in the book. It could use the eyes of an editor to take care of these. Fans of WWII, political intrigue, and espionage will thoroughly enjoy this book. Recommended.
William F Brown is the author of 6 mystery and suspense novels, and 4 award-winning screenplays. Amongst My Enemies is my second e-book. It is a fast-paced Cold War adventure filled with international intrigue, espionage, revenge, and an old German U-boat filled with a fortune in gold bars, treasure, and a secret that will tear NATO apart.