Tuesday, August 14, 2012

COMMANDO: Operation Arrowhead

I thought I would take a moment to plug my prolific friend Jack Badelaire's latest publication, a novella entitled:  COMMANDO:  Operation Arrowhead.  It is first in a series of adventures chronicling the career of Thomas Lynch, a british soldier in World War II who joins No. 3 Commando and goes on covert missions in Nazi occupied territory. If you want to read about doughty Brits wasting Nazis by the hundreds, this is a story for you.

Not surprisingly, since Jack put this up for sale on Amazon about a week ago, it has been selling better in the UK than in the US.  But no matter which side of the pond you live on, it's a good read and I urge you to check it out. Here's the description from Amazon:

Corporal Thomas Lynch won fame at the Battle of Arras, and felt the shame of defeat at Dunkirk. A year later, as a member of Britain's elite No. 3 Commando, Lynch wants nothing more than to go back over the Channel and kick open Hitler's Fortress Europe, guns blazing.

Introduced by his commanding officer to the enigmatic Lord Pembroke, Lynch is offered a chance to be part of a special team of hand-picked Commandos. Their assignment: sneak into occupied France and ally with the French partisans to fight back against the Nazis.

Lynch readily accepts the challenge, but when the mission goes awry from the very beginning, and the motives of the partisan leader become suspect, the Commandos begin to wonder about their role in the mission: trusted allies with the partisans, or worms dangling as bait for a hungry fish?

COMMANDO: Operation Arrowhead is a military action - adventure novel written in the spirit of classic war movies such as The Guns of Navarone, The Dirty Dozen, and Where Eagles Dare, mixed with military adventure fiction such as Len Levinson’s The Sergeant and The Rat Bastards series.

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