By Greg Iles

It's January 1944 — and as Allied troops arrange for D-day, Nazi scientists strengthen a poisonous nerve fuel that would repel and wipe out any invasion strength. To salvage the deliberate attack, significantly diverse yet both decided males are despatched to infiltrate the key focus camp the place the poison gasoline is being perfected on human matters. Their purely aim: spoil all strains of the fuel and the lads who created it — regardless of what percentage lives should be lost...including their own.

Stunning....From the first actual web page, Greg Iles takes his readers on an emotional roller-coaster experience, juxtaposing tension-filled motion scenes, frightening depictions of savage cruelty, and heart-stopping descriptions of sacrifice and bravado. A outstanding tale from a outstanding writer.” — Booklist

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Falling randomly through time is not what he had planned, and his right hand with the faded scar starts to shake. Through the side window, his eyes’ focus begins to slip on the field, making it lose its definition and look like a spotted watercolor version of his childhood yard. As his hands slide over the wheel that is faintly slick from its last protectant treatment, he glances over his finger’s faded scar again. His mind flies ahead, and he leans to look at himself in the rearview mirror. His face appears to be so much younger that it is startling despite its familiarity, looking like he’s in his early twenties.

Falling randomly through time is not what he had planned, and his right hand with the faded scar starts to shake. Through the side window, his eyes’ focus begins to slip on the field, making it lose its definition and look like a spotted watercolor version of his childhood yard. As his hands slide over the wheel that is faintly slick from its last protectant treatment, he glances over his finger’s faded scar again. His mind flies ahead, and he leans to look at himself in the rearview mirror. His face appears to be so much younger that it is startling despite its familiarity, looking like he’s in his early twenties.

He exclaims as he slams the car into gear, tosses the device atop the t-shirt and paper where his copilot would sit, and turns the Chevelle around rapidly. Sending dirt floating up in the air into a gritty haze around the tree and spattering specks on his rear fender, his glowing taillights are a bouncing blur. He pulls his car into St. Christopher’s parking lot, the third school of the evening. It is the only one of the three that he did not attend. He has, however, been to St. Christopher before to see its plays.

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