A Rendezvous with Death by W. Y. Boyd

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On the western bank of the Rhine in 1945, an American-issue bullet kills a young US soldier. Beside him lies the dead body of a beautiful, mysterious woman. Second Lieutenant Charles Donnelly is asked to conduct an unofficial investigation and in the process discovers the dark secrets within Task Force Coleman.

A Rendezvous with Death, W.Y. Boyd's fifth novel, evokes the sights, the sounds, and the horror of World War II Europe. From its tortured landscape to its fevered battles, Boyd depicts the Allied encroach into Germany as only someone with first-hand experience can. Told with a sense of you-are-there, this tale of idealism, deception, honor, and first love will keep readers spellbound right up to its shocking conclusion.


About W. Y. Boyd

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William Y. Boyd was a combat infantryman in Europe during the Second World War. Entering the lines as a replacement when he was 18, Boyd saw action in Alsace, the Siegfried Line, Wurzburg, Schweinfurt, Nuremburg and Danube. He went on with his division to liberate the concentration camp of Dachau, take Munich and cross the Austrian border before the war ended. Awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and Bronze Star medal for exemplary conduct under enemy fire and three battle stars on his European Theater medal for participating in the campaigns of the Ardennes and the Alsace, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. Boyd's antitank company also received a Presidential Unit Citation for its heroic and successful stand against overwhelmingly superior enemy forces during the winter offensive in the Alsace. As a graduaateof Yale University and Phillips Academy Andover, Boyd's native skills were well honed for the art of writing. Boyd's other novels include the Gentle Infantryman, Bolivar: Liberator of a Continent, (Spanish and English) and A Fight for Love and Glory.
Published August 1, 2003 by Elton-Wolf Publishing. 204 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A murder mystery adds intrigue to Boyd's latest war novel, set during the last months of WWII as Second Lt. Charles Donnelly and his unit make the final drive from the Rhine into the heart of Nazi Germany.

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