Black Cross


English language

Published April 30, 2001 by Harper.

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5 stars (1 review)

A thriller that is ‘on fire with suspense’ (Stephen King) from the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Greg Iles. A secret mission into the dark heart of the Third Reich – to commit an unimaginable act of destruction, in the name of peace.

In January 1944, four people hold the fate of the world in their hands.

They are not statesmen or generals, but an American doctor, a German nurse, a Zionist killer and a young Jewish widow. These four people are brought together in a place almost beyond imagination: a small SS-run concentration camp harbouring a weapon so lethal that it could wipe out an entire D-Day invasion force.

What they are forced to do in the name of victory – and survival – shows with terrible clarity that in a world where all is at stake, war can have no rules…

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Unbelievable shocking but brilliant!

5 stars

According to the author, this may be his best book and while especially the "Natchez"-series stand out, this one shows the cruelty of the war and especially the sick and weird state of Germany during the Nazi-regime. This one is a true story of braveness, war and people striving towards all extremes - even the planned sacrificing of innocents. Not only as a German it's hard to finish this book without tearful eyes - and the warning about mankind going astray...