Feb 032012
 

Don’t you just love it when a friend calls and asks if they can stop by and visit for a while?  You know, that type of visit where you have some coffee catch up on what’s been going on?  Well today’s visitor hasn’t been here since July and I am looking forward to hearing about this latest novel and hope you are too.  So please help me welcome back Bill Brown.

ABOUT WILLIAM F. BROWN

I live in Ohio.  As a Vice President of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, I traveled widely in the US and abroad.   A native of Chicago, I earned a BA in History and Russian Area Studies and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the  University of Illinois.  (Go Illini!)  I’ve been active in politics (I had the stupidity to run and the misfortune to win a -year seat on a County Board of Supervisors) (more hard time than you’d get for armed robbery, car theft, or embezzlement in most states!) and active in numerous civic organizations.  I served in the US Army and was a company commander and drug counselor. (The only two places in the country that teach leadership and organizational management are the Boy Scouts and the Army)   When I’m not writing, I like to play golf (usually poorly) paint landscapes in oil or acrylics and running 5Ks.  (slower every year) .

My wife and I have traveled widely in Russia,Germany, the Caribbean, England, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Holland, Egypt, and Israel.

You can visit Bill at is website here.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Synopsis (from author’s website):

Amongst My Enemies is a fast-paced story of action and international suspense  that plumbs the depths of brotherhood, honor, a debt that can never be repaid, and one man’s revenge.   Beginning in the closing days of WW II, it deals with horde of stolen Nazi gold and art, a missing German U-boat, Russian spies, Nazi hit men, and a secret that could shatter NATO. In February 1945, two young Americans, Mike Randall and Eddie Hodge, door gunners on an American B-24, are shot down on an ill-fated bombing mission over Berlin.  Instead of a Nazi POW camp, however, they find themselves in a forced labor battalion in the frozen hell of Konigsberg in East Prussia.  With the SS inside and the rampaging Red Army outside, the old port city and everyone in it are doomed.  When Hodge dies in his arms, Randall swears he will have his revenge.  Assigned to a work detail loading mysterious crates into a German U-boat, Randall manages to hide in the hold as the SS. massacre the other laborers.  In the end, he owes his life to Eric Bruckner, the U-boat Kapitan, and perhaps the last honorable man left inGermany.  When Bruckner to set Randall free on the coast of Sweden, he pays the ultimate price when a British bomber catches him on the surface.  He and his U-boat are destroyed, leaving Randall an emotional cripple overcome by exhaustion and guilt. For the next six years, Randall remains inSweden, working as an anonymous deck hand on fishing boats, trying to forget and to heal; but it is no use.  He knows he must return to US and confess his role in Hodge’s death to his father and sister.  While there, he learns the impossible . . .  Eric Bruckner is alive!   Somehow, he survived the air attack and is now a West German Admiral in charge of NATO plans and operations, visiting east coast ports on a good will mission.  Randall hurries toNew Yorkto see him and to thank him; but when they come face to face in a Manhattan hotel lobby, he immediately sees that the Admiral is not Eric Bruckner.  He is a phony, but whose phony is he? Randall knows the truth, and he knows what he saw inside the wooden crates in that U-boat . . . a fortune in gold, stolen art and jewels, Nazi records, and a dead hero.  No one wants to believe Randall, so he returns to Sweden, to the Baltic coast, with a ragtag group consisting of Hodge’s little sister, a retired NY cop, and an old Swedish fishing captain, and two Israeli salvage experts to find that U-Boat and prove them all wrong.   Equally determined to stop him are the Soviet KGB, the Russian Navy, and the underground Nazi network of Martin Bormann and his ‘strong right arm’, Heinz Kruger. The truth lies three-hundred feet down on the bottom of the Baltic.  Some want the gold.  Some want to know the truth.  Some want to destroy it and kill everyone involved.

THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF BILL BROWN,
HE IS OFFERING , TO GIVE ONE OF MY FOLLOWERS,
THE CHANCE TO WIN AN EBOOK EDITION OF BOTH HIS BOOKS,
AMONGST MY ENEMIES AND THE UNDERTAKER.

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