Book Review: Operation Werwolf by Tom Kane
|5 stars, 1 review|
Author: Tom Kane
JW on Operation WerwolfReading is one of my most favourite pastimes, there is nothing like getting lost for a couple of hours in a good book it relaxes me totally.
I was recently privileged to receive as a gift the paperback edition of "Operation Werwolf" by Tom Kane. The novel has been on Kindle for some time but I had waited until it was available in paperback form.
I am afraid I am a technophobe, I like the feel of a real book-; I can get into the story, feel I am there, actually get to know the characters, and if I loose the thread flip back a few pages and re-jog the brain cells, and in my humble opinion you can't do this with Kindle. I get my nieces and nephews, colleagues and friends, nieces in particular, all on my back frequently sighing with great effect -;Uncle John you need this Uncle John you need that, with the emphasis on the word need, this phrase along with the over emphasised sigh seems to be the norm these days.
If they ever find out I am still tapping the keyboard of an eight year old year old lap top that needs to be replaced who knows what they will do...buy me a new one perhaps?. I thought that might happen with a Kindle but alas no, perhaps I protested too much!
Anyway I digress, Operation Werwolf-;
Author Tom Kane's Father served as a Sergeant Tank Commander in World War Two. The book is based on a true story of Toms Father who served as a sergeant tank commander in the war and at the end was seconded an MI6 operation in Austria.
The story has been well researched and contains ingredients of a spy thriller and has plenty of authentic action, plus a love theme involving on of the main characters and the only female character "Petra"
If you like stories set around world war two, with exploits by adventurous soldiers - spies and counter espionage, then this will be for you.
In particular I was impressed by the descriptive dialogue involving Winston Churchill, Tom has captured in his writing the wonderful character of Churchill in his mannerisms – asides- and phrases and perhaps his frustration at not being in the action himself. An interesting twist part the way through has you realising that the end may not be what you expected.
The plot, as I have mentioned, takes you to Austria in the late forties when the war was at its end, a time when our allies were Russia as well as America, a very interesting time in history
I could imagine some of our old film actors taking the parts if this were a film, the likes of Burton-Moore and Harris in particular.
To mention more would spoil it for you, I am confident you will enjoy it.
A thrilling book well worth the read and would read again
Looking forward to the sequel Tom
Watch out for Tom Kane on Amazon and Kindles great reads. [by John Warner]
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