When Allied Forces were engaging Rommel in North Africa during WW2, as usual the frontline troops had the heaviest casualties. So when Act.Sgt.Michael Santini is successful in guiding his mis-matched and depleted international Special Forces squad through a rear-guard defense in the Kasserine Pass, he counts himself lucky when only wounded. But in a rear-echelon hospital the fight for his life intensifies. Falsely charged with rape, a wartime offense punishable by death, his existence suddenly depends upon the outcome of a wildly psychological Courts-Martial.Later thrown together in an espionage mission in Southern France with the conniving nurse that tried to eliminate him, New York taxi driver Santini finds that destiny has plans for him different than he had ever imagined.
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William Davey's literary prowess is well known in Europe. He has been called an extraordinary writer in France and a lion with a heart in England. Son of renowned paint Randall Davey, he was educated at Princeton, Univ.of Calif. at Berkeley, NYU, and the Sorbonne. He was a commando with the First Special Service Force in WW2, a high-goal polo player, an amateur astronomer, and an avid chess player.Review:
The writing is so good that one is unaware of it and what you are conveying comes to the reader with direct impact, like reality itself. --John Hall Wheelock, Editor of Scribner's
Some fine writing is this! --Ann B. Knox, Antietam Review
I was intrigued by the confident blend of ferocity and tenderness. --David Almond, Panurge Magazine (England)
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Book Description The Wessex Collective, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. none (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0979751683
Book Description The Wessex Collective, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110979751683
Book Description The Wessex Collective, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 700 pages. 9.10x6.40x1.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0979751683