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4.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Iles Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781441811448
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“A truly fine novel…Totally absorbing and ingenious.”—Nelson DeMille

“On fire with suspense.”—Stephen King

It is January 1944—and as Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that would repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it—no matter how many lives may be lost. Including their own…

“Stunning…From the very first page, Greg Iles takes his readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, juxtaposing tension-filled action scenes, horrifying depictions of savage cruelty, and heart-stopping descriptions of sacrifice and bravery. A remarkable story from a remarkable writer”—Booklist

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenny | 2/20/2014

    " Dare to say Hitler had a conscience? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maynard Lewis | 2/18/2014

    " I have avoided books about the Holocaust in the past because the pain I experience reading about people's cruelty and inhumanity disturb me. However, this book has received such praise that I was compelled to pick it up. The praise is well-deserved. The characters are expertly drawn, complex and intriguing; the story places you in the midst of the horror. Excellent read but disturbing in many ways, as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Little Grandma | 2/17/2014

    " I always learn something when I read a Greg Iles book. Very well researched. Love this book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice Hoffman | 2/12/2014

    " This novel was seriously a roller coaster ride for me. I have never read any war books or even wanted to for that matter but I seriously could not put this down. This is the first book I've read by this author. I will definitely be reading more of his work in the near future. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy Jones | 2/9/2014

    " Did not enjoy this book at all "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Lausch | 1/30/2014

    " This is a great read. I would suggest it to anyone. I was an Iles fan after "Mortal Fear." But this book may be one of my all time favorites and it's got to be his best, I had a hard time putting it down. The detail is amazing, and the story is incredible but somehow believable. Awesome "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kennedy | 1/30/2014

    " This is a terrific WW2 thriller. So good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Wooldridge | 1/19/2014

    " Easily one of Greg Iles' best novels, right up there with favorites "The Quiet Game" and "Blood Memory". If you enjoy reading historical fiction, then you'll appreciate the research and sophisticated storytelling that went into writing this haunting page turner thrill ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fswilson | 1/16/2014

    " Took a while to get going, but worth sticking with it. Fantastic last third if the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/10/2014

    " Re-reading this great page turner! Awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Tetreault | 12/28/2013

    " Probably one of the best books I've ever read. Historical fictions at its best! Compelling characters, great story. Iles best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luz Adriana | 12/3/2013

    " Great book!!! I am a big fan of greg iles and all his books are great. This one is a little heartwrenching, but it is worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/2/2013

    " I dont usually read these kinds of books but it was surprisingly engaging and a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deann | 11/24/2013

    " Good Book - Great Plot - A little tedious in the middle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 11/14/2013

    " WWII, jewish interment, medical experiments, chemical weapons "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/1/2013

    " Very slow starter. If this had been written by anyone sles other than Greg Iles I may not of finished it. I am glad I did it turned into a very good story. You can feel the pain these people were going through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/28/2013

    " Another thriller by Iles. WW2 suspense around sarin gas development another page turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 7/24/2013

    " Very interesting historical fiction book. The details were very good. You could really sympathize with the victims. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andie | 7/8/2013

    " I'm a sucker for a good WWII story...this was good...but not my fav war story or fav Greg Iles book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 6/24/2013

    " Surprisingly food book about WW2. I had no idea Serrin gas was in use then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca Orchard | 1/31/2013

    " I love all of his books....and we are related! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 10/9/2012

    " I heard Greg Iles was a good author so I went to his website. I enjoy historical fiction and this book was about WWII. His website said to read this one first before reading Spandau Phoenix, which I plan on reading soon. An interesting read...especially if you like WWII stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy Craft-tullos | 7/2/2012

    " This book has a great plot, but its extremely slow moving. It's hard to stay focused long enough to finish. However, if you love novels about Nazi Germany the way that I do, it's well worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Newfell | 6/28/2012

    " Great WWII action novel! A page turner with exciting twists, but not too any to be contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lynn | 4/30/2012

    " As with his first book, Iles deals with WW2 and the NAxi concentration camps. An heroic story that could have been true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loretta | 2/27/2012

    " This one started slow with lots of details, but I was engaged by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 9/23/2011

    " Great great read! One of my favorite books of all time! Absolutely couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lbd | 8/11/2011

    " A really good page turner! Although told in a narrative form, the story is great! If you like WWII Nazi intrique, holocaust survival, and the possibilities of chemical warfare, this is the thriller to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 8/1/2011

    " By far one of the best Greg Iles books I've ever read. Edge of your seat reading and non-stop action. Characters come alive off the pages. Loved this book --- all 502 pages. Can't wait to read the follow up "Spandau Phoenix." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/10/2011

    " This was the first Greg Iles book I read, and I've been hooked ever since. He's unusual in that he crosses genres, but they are always interesting and well written. Black Cross is one of the best thrillers set during WWII that I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/3/2011

    " Very gripping novel. I really enjoyed the read. I've only recently started reading Iles, and I find his books to be amazingly well plotted, and so different from each other. His characterizations are not too shabby either, particularly for the genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/19/2011

    " Very dark with lots of moral issues. I wonder what I would do if put to the test. This is a WWII suspense novel fictionalized, but based on known facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/26/2011

    " Captivating. For a long book, there were only a couple times when it dragged - notably the very beginning. But this was a fantastic story. Historical Fiction, but believable. I looked forward to each listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimsy | 3/3/2011

    " If you like this genre, it is a great read. Iles is a master storyteller. He keeps me glued until the book is finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicolas | 1/29/2011

    " I won't lie to you, the book was entertaining. But I wasn't hooked up with it as all the critics say. Don't get me wrong, the story is thrilling and fun, you'll enjoy for sure but it lacked that something from other thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/11/2011

    " kept me hooked until the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/11/2010

    " This is a really great novel. Very straight forward plot and it just flows wonderfully. If you like a good spy novel about spies, Nazi's, the holocaust etc., try this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenajo | 10/21/2010

    " Very interesting spy novel with a twist. Kept me gripped the whole time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 10/1/2010

    " One of my favorites. Amazing story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 9/29/2010

    " I really enjoyed the book. It kept my interest with suspense. It is obvious that the
    main character lived but your are compelled to keep turning the pages. I also enjoyed the
    author's style. "

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About the Author
Author Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in Germany, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Iles worked for several years as guitarist and vocalist for the band Frankly Scarlet, but after getting married in 1989, decided that a more stable lifestyle was in order.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.