Monday, April 18, 2016
The Cairo Code
"An American born assassin sent by Hitler to kill the U.S. President?
"It beggars belief. Weaver put down his Scotch. 'And probably the best American president that ever lived, come to that. Halder's mission was meant to change the tide of war for the Nazi's. And there was much more at stake than when Kennedy was targeted in Dallas. The future of the free world, no less. And it happened while Roosevelt and Churchill were attending the Cairo Conference in November 1943, one of the most vital Allied conferences of the war.
"Among other things, the president and the prime minister were in Cairo to agree on top-secret plans for Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe. Had Hitler got his way, and had them assassinated, the Allies would have been thrown into chaos, the invasion would have never gone ahead, and Germany would have won the war." (pg 8-9).
In Glenn Meade's novel The Cairo Code, readers are about to go for a fast-paced, adrenaline rush to discover a story based on a real attempt to kill the president. This was previously published as The Sands of Sakkara, and highlights the story of three friends who worked in archaeology before being dispersed when the war efforts disbanded their dig site. Now they will be reunited in a way none of them could ever expect and it may in fact cost them more than just their lives. The lines begin to be crossed when all bets are off when Major Johann Halder will be faced with saving the life of a woman he once loved in order to get his only son out of Europe before the allies invade.
I received The Cairo Code by Glenn Meade compliments of Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation aside from a copy of this novel in exchange for my personal and honest evaluation. I love how the novel toggles back in time between present day and war time to unveil the plot to kill U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in order to advance Hitler's plans for Germany to win the war. It gets the reader involved in the plot and why certain characters would be motivated to do what they were tasked to do and how those relationships developed in such an interesting manner, that you don't lose track of the story line and have a sense of caring for those relationships that are being used to further this assassination attempt. For me, this one rates a 4 out of 5 stars and historical political fiction fans will love this one.
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