Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou intertwines historic persons, events and locales of World War II with a fictional Nazi plot to disrupt the manufacture of Higgins boats, the Allied landing craft which won the war. Spanning the globe from amphibious landings at Gavutu and Guadalcanal, to the Navajo code talker school near San Diego, to the exotic environs of New Orleans, to the secret world of Bletchley Park, England, to the Allied invasion of North Africa, this tautly written thriller, covering two weeks during the summer of 1942, combines an intriguing cast of characters with the historically important Andrew Jackson Higgins, Admiral John Godfrey of British Intelligence, Navajo code talker Chester Nez, Colonel “Wild Bill” Donovan of the OSS (later the CIA), Commander Ian Fleming of MI6, along with a Polish intelligence officer code-named “Rygor,” and Sylvestro “Silver Dollar Sam” Carolla, the crime boss of New Orleans.
A German dies in a New Orleans whorehouse. He is carrying a mysterious notebook filled with hand-drawn maps, surveillance notes, and cryptic codes. As a result, Nazi Waffen SS conspirators ruthlessly search for that notebook, killing anyone, including two U.S. Marshals, who get in the way of their plans to disrupt the production of the Eureka steel-ramped landing crafts built by Higgins Industries.
Can this sabotage be stopped by a U.S. Navy intelligence officer, or a New Orleans Mafia don and his Cuban mistress with ties to British MI6, or the brilliant codebreakers of Bletchley Park? The lives of U.S. Marines and Navajo code talkers in the Pacific and the Allied Forces of Operation Torch in North Africa are depending on their success in disrupting the plot.
The victory of Allied Forces hangs in the balance.
Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou is a book unlike anything I have ever read; it is an intriguing read that will keep you engrossed, entertained and shocked thanks to the plots twists and turns the whole way through. This book is a triumphant piece of fiction from a talented, accomplished writer; it is a cleverly written story that features a host of different characters, who are all unique and memorable and at the heart of the story is an exciting mystery that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. As I read this book I could not help but feel a sense of impatientness, I was impatient as I moved from one page to the next, this was because I was so desperate to find out what was going to happen to the characters I had grown to know. It made for a riveting read, a read which is full of incredible moments and I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it.
Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou is a book with a unique and thrilling synopsis. This intriguing plot is based on two facts I had previously not known; the first is that there are Nazi spies in New Orleans and two, the Higgins boat was made in New Orleans. These are two facts that I had previously not known, so it is informative as well as addictive. The story is based on these two points, and with these facts, a whole story is made… a tale of spies, intriguing characters, memorable historical events and historical figures whom all have a part to play. One thing is for certain; if you love historical fiction then this book was made for you! I adore historical fiction, what I love more is military historical fiction, so this book was a dream come true.
This story is a story of fictionalized history but there are many real aspects written throughout this book and I loved that. I love history, especially military past and I am fascinated with everything to do with that period. It is essential to know military history, but if you are somebody who is not that keen on reading history books then I would recommend this as it is a history book, but it is fictionalized, so you have the best of both worlds! I loved how informative this intriguing story was; you will certainly learn many things as well as being entertained the whole way through.
The author of this brilliant, thought-provoking novel, Steven Burgauer is a talented wordsmith who knows how to write a great story. His writing is thrilling; it is like his words are spiked with adrenaline, the scenes he writes are so descriptive that you can easily imagine the settings perfectly and correctly. He has written a fast-paced thriller that will have you feeling thrilled the whole way through!
To summarise my thoughts on this thrilling novel, I would say if you are interested in thriller/mysteries that have history laced throughout the story then this is the book for you! It is a captivating book that will intrigue you from beginning to end thanks to the intriguing mystery at the heart of the story. This brilliant book gets Five Stars from me!
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