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Meade, Glenn The Sands of Sakkara ISBN 13: 9780340657461

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A heart-stopping thriller set in the darkest days of WWII. Johann Halder, an Abwehr agent with immense talent and a tortured soul, races across the desert to assassinate Roosevelt and Churchill on the orders of Hitler. If he fails, he will forfeit not only his life, but that of his son. If he succeeds, Europe is finished ...

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Glenn Meade's latest historical thriller begins in 1939, at the archaeological site of Sakkara near Cairo. Best friends Jack Halder (a wealthy German American playboy), and Harry Weaver (who grew up in the servants quarters of Jack's house), get together for high jinks, digging, and discovery. Both men fall in love with the same woman--Rachel Stern, a beautiful archaeologist. They shovel, talk, argue about who loves whom more, while Hitler invades Poland.

Four years later, World War II is at its height. Jack has become a German spy and Rachel is in a concentration camp. Both are pulled from their respective situations, and are sent by the Nazis to Cairo. Their mission is to help set the stage for a commando raid that will kill Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt. And guess who the Allies choose to destroy these dastardly plans? Army Intelligence's own Lieutenant Colonel Harry Weaver, of course.

As in the author's previous World War II blockbusters, Brandenburg and Snow Wolf, former journalist Meade knows how to blend his copious historical research into an intriguing fictional frame. Even though we know that Churchill and FDR survived Cairo, Meade makes it easy for us to suspend our doubts and go along for the enjoyable (if slightly derivative) ride. --Dick Adler

From the Publisher:
"[Meade] is a worthy contender to Forsyth and Ludlum."-Time Out
"This one has an archaeological dig, Egyptian desert, Nazis, assassins, and love. I'm hooked."-San Jose Mercury News

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  • PublisherSt Martins
  • Publication date1999
  • ISBN 10 0340657464
  • ISBN 13 9780340657461
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages646
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