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27 aka The Hunt by William Diehl

By William Diehl

Because the international trembles with the strategy of global warfare II, a lady dies by the hands of Hitler's henchmen. Her homicide perpetually adjustments her lover, Francis Scott Keegan, a continuing anti-Nazi mercenary, who turns into locked in a determined cat-and-mouse video game with the 3rd Reich's excellent secret agent, a guy of one thousand faces. In an area that encompasses presidents and gangsters, spies and sirens, the lethal current and the darkish previous, Keegan pursues his elusive quarry into the innovative of global events—and into the key internal workings of a terrifying venture identified in simple terms as "27."

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Diehl integrates historic occasions resembling Hitler's upward thrust to strength and Dillinger's financial institution robberies into this mystery a few heroic ex-bootlegger and his nemesis, agent 27, a Nazi making plans to kidnap a few of America's strongest males. ``Despite a few unbelievable coincidences, his solidly researched story is suspenseful, creative and, in locations, deeply moving,'' stated PW.

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Slowly, no hurry. He saw her full breasts burst free of the tight corset, watched her as she slid the corset down, stared at the black triangle of hair that glistened a few inches from his face. Her hands stroked him to life. He lay back. “Now you again. . yes, like that... not so fast, build up to it again She couldn’t control it. ” She closed her eyes. Her arm was moving spasmodically. He watched her hand moving faster and faster, watched her stroke him with the same cadence. She began to tremble, to stiffen and he felt himself about to explode.

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Even his one friend, August Kubizek—old Gustl—thought he was a bit strange. None of them understood. Then. But they did now. He laughed aloud, pounding a fist into the palm of his other hand. None of them knew his torments as a child. None of them understood his dreams. ” he said aloud as he paced the room. He frequently talked to himself in the privacy of his office. In the dark corners of his mind, Hitler sometimes planned the most vicious kind of retaliation for the officials at the Vienna Academy who had smashed his early dreams, forcing him to sell his hand-painted postcards on the streets to earn enough to eat and pay the two kronen it cost to spend the week in the cold, filthy men’s home along the Danube.

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