Sands of Sakkara by Glenn Meade

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To save the Western Allies, he must kill the woman he loves...

November 1943: Adolf Hitler sanctioned his most audacious mission ever--to kill US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill as they visit Cairo for a secret conference to plan the Allied invasion of Europe, an invasion which threatens imminent defeat for Germany. This really happened and is the basis for Glenn Meade's spectacular new novel.

Only one man is capable of leading the defiant Nazi mission--Major Johann Halder, one of the Abwehr's most brilliant, daring agents, a man with a tortured soul and a talent for the impossible. Accompanied by an expert undercover team, and a young and beautiful Egyptologist, Rachael Stern, Halder must race against time across a hostile desert, to reach Cairo and successfully carry out the assignment, or forfeit his own life and that of his young son.

When US military intelligence learns of the plan, they assign one of their best officers, Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Weaver, to hunt down and eliminate Halder and his team. But for Weaver, as for Johann Halder and Rachael Stern, there's more than just the balance of war and the lives of the Allied leaders at stake--a pact of love and friendship is about to be tested in a frantic, high-stakes chase to the death.

Glenn Meade's long-awaited new novel Sands of Sakkara is a breathless, suspenseful thriller with one of the most remarkable chases in recent memory. It is a heart-wrenching tale of friendship, love and treachery set against the exotic and intriguing backdrop of wartime Egypt.


About Glenn Meade

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Author Glenn Meade has written "Snow Wolf," a book about the Cold War and the CIA's plan to assassinate Joseph Stalin, and "Brandenburg," a story about the taking over of Germany by a neo-Nazi group led by Hitler's son.
Published January 1, 1999 by St Martin's Press. 646 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure, War, Horror. Fiction

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Moreover, Jack has grown to hate Roosevelt, blaming him for the Berlin bombings that resulted in the death of Jack’s revered father.

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Fate's a funny thing, Colonel, muses newshound Frank Carney to an aging war hero--a motto that could serve as an epigraph to this leisurely, Casablancan thriller about a Nazi plot to assassinate F

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The threesome reunites in the fall of 1943, when a Nazi general sends Halder, who, though American-born, is a German citizen and secret agent, two SS officers and Rachel (as insurance) to pave the way for a commando raid that will kill the Allied leaders.

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Historical Novel Society

One of the possible turning points of World War II — looking back on it, it could easily have gone the other way — came in November 1943, as Roosevelt and Churchill met in Cairo to discuss, among other matters, the impending Allied invasion of Europe.

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