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Author: Joel N. Ross Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781415926772
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December 1, 1941

It is seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Days that are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy captured in London while on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a German network of spies the British have turned.

For American Tom Wall, the days have run together as he awakens to find himself locked in a British military asylum. Wounded and shell-shocked, all he knows is that his brother, Earl, betrayed his unit in Crete, causing one of the bloodiest massacres of the war.

MI5 releases Tom by way of a bargain. Pretend to be Earl and convince Sondegger to reveal how and where he has arranged to transmit his intelligence to Germany. Fail, and spend the rest of the war in jail. Succeed, and Tom, though still considered a danger to himself, will be allowed to leave the hospital to find Earl—who may well be a Nazi informant.

But Sondegger proves himself to be a formidable opponent. Even as he surrendered himself to the British, he knew the Japanese fleet had sailed for Pearl Harbor. The question is: Who will gain more if the Allies prevent the attack? Sondegger, MI5, the OSS, Tom, and Earl’s wife, Harriet, all have different answers. Unable to trust anyone, Tom attempts to save the Twenty Committee and stop the attack on Pearl Harbor as the clock counts down.

In his electrifying debut, Joel Ross combines political insights with the high stakes and fast pace of classic espionage fiction, and he delivers what others have not in more than a decade—a Nazi spy novel that you cannot put down. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superb World War II thriller…Haunting and unforgettable.”

    Patricia Cornwell, New York Times bestselling author

  • Masterfully told, DOUBLE CROSS BLIND is a superb WWII thriller.
    It is haunting and unforgettable.
    Patricia Cornwell
  • Intelligent, fresh, exhilarating. A new career is launched. Daniel Silva
  • “Intelligent, fresh, exhilarating. A new career is launched.”

    Daniel Silva,  New York Times bestselling author

  • A 2005 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clyn | 11/29/2011

    " Entertaining read. Made me think about what it must have been like to live during wartime when the war is not fought on the other side of the world. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 7/1/2011

    " Hated it. disjointed, confusing and not much there. I would give it negitive stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lemar | 7/18/2007

    " A fast paced page turner brings the reader into the tangled world of WWII just before Pearl Harbor. The very real scenario of the U.S. staying on the sidelines had that attack not occurred is cleverly explored through the actions of authentic characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 2/4/2007

    " Interesting read. Worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 12/17/2006

    " I think I loved this book. It's sort of a le Carre (by way of David Mamet) take on WWII espionage. It clips along, doesn't tie things up in a neat bow, and relies on very little hand-holding with the context. (I'm guessing that's why so many don't like it.) "

About the Author

Joel Ross studied history at Hampshire College and taught English abroad for a short time before writing Double Cross Blind, his first novel. His father served in WWII, along with all five of his uncles, and their stories provided some of the background for the book. Currently, Ross lives in Maine with his wife.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.