Black Cross

Black Cross By Greg Iles, Black Cross It is January and as Allied troops prepare for D day Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force To salvage the planned assault two vastly differen
  • Title: Black Cross
  • Author: Greg Iles
  • ISBN: 9780451204721
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Cross By Greg Iles, It is January 1944 and as Allied troops prepare for D day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will 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 aIt is January 1944 and as Allied troops prepare for D day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will 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 lostcluding 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
    Black Cross By Greg Iles, Black Cross A World War II Thriller Black Cross is an excellent World War II read that reflects the difficult and severe tragedies encountered by Allied Forces as they fought for our freedom against Nazi Germany The Nazi ruthlessness atrocities against the Jewish people and Allied Russian Soldiers POWs are now well documented in history. Black Cross by Greg Iles Jan , Black Cross is the story of two men one an American medical doctor and chemist the other a Jewish resistance fighter who are convinced using rather nefarious means by a British general and Churchill to undertake a man mission to stop t Black Cross Sep , Directed by Aleksander Ford With Urszula Modrzynska, Grazyna Staniszewska, Andrzej Szalawski, Henryk Borowski In the th century the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in with the Battle of Grunwald. Black Cross by Greg Iles, Paperback Barnes Noble Nov , The Paperback of the Black Cross by Greg Iles at Barnes Noble FREE Shipping on or Due to COVID , orders may be delayed Thank you for your patience New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black invites readers to explore the desires of her Wicked LoversRacing against time, NSA agent Joaquin Muoz is searching for a Anarchist Black Cross Black Cross Assassin s Creed Wiki Fandom Hours
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    1. Greg Iles

      Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960 He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983 He was active in a band called Frankly Scarlet , but quit after realizing that the touring lifestyle was not conducive with his family life Once no longer busy with the band, he turned his attention to writing.Greg s novels have been translated into various languages and are published in than 20 countries In addition to his popular novels, he wrote the original script for the movie 24 Hours later renamed Trapped.When not writing, Greg spends some of his time playing music He s a member of The Rock Bottom Remainders , which includes other authors Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount, Jr Matt Groening, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, and James McBride.Greg still lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and two children.

    772 thoughts on “Black Cross”

    1. Book reader s Bias Due to my recent non fiction readings on WWII heroic men of science material, I was probably a bit apt to be underwhelmed by the fictional portrayals of same in this book than I might have otherwise been It s an interesting adventure story with decent verisimilitude, oh and also science.Gas Gas Quick Boys My 11th grade history class Modern Euro was a pretty lackluster affair However, it did introduce me to one of the most memorable and powerful reflections on war I ve come ac [...]


    2. 9 10This is my first Greg Iles book but it proved to be such a riveting read I can comfortably say that I will be picking up all of his work in the future From the first few pages I could tell this was going to be good but I wasn t expecting to be hooked quite so much.The nuts and bolts of the story isn t wildly different to many novels I ve read before a couple of misfits are required to pull off an impossible task that they re not wholly equipped to deal with The difference here was there were [...]


    3. WOW If you like action the action and adventure in a James Rollins Novel, the historical accuracy of Tim Powers and a tightly woven complex plot like in Robert Ludlum s books, you ll love this one It s strange, the books I like the most, get the shortest reviews funny huh The story is set in WWII England and Germany The main character, a Doctor and Scientist who is also a pacifist, and one of the Allies leading experts on poison gas gets recruited for a risky mission with little chance of succes [...]


    4. While attending the funerals of his grandparents, Dr Mark McConnell meets an old friend of his grandfather, Rabbi Leibovitz For years the Rabbi worked with McConnell s grandfather who had difficulty coping with his experiences from World War II It seemed that his grandfather had been awarded a secret version of the Victoria Cross, England s highest award for unparalleled acts of valor and devotion in the face of the enemy, kept many secrets from his son and grandson McConnell is stunned as the R [...]


    5. This was one incredible book The book is based during WWII at one of Germany s camps where different gases were tested The book is a snap shot of England and America and their reaction to the rumor that Germany has perfected a gas for warfare The allies send their brave men into the fray in order to save the day for the victims in the camp and the world at large It is a hard and emotional read, Greg didn t pretty it up, IMO But he did include moments of beauty and love within the horrors of war [...]


    6. 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 of his work in the near future.


    7. Completely unbelievable but a right good read and very hard to put down.I shall be reading by this author.P.S First one of my Reading Challenge for 2018 14 books one per month plus 2 alternates backups chosen by picking 14 friends whom I have the highest Compare Books % with and for each selecting one book that they gave 5 stars to Thanks to Richard for this one


    8. In 2001 I conversed a bit with Greg Iles through emails and after reading The Quiet Game I told him I was torn between reading 24 Hours or Black Cross next He told me he felt Black Cross was his best novel, so dilemma solved Normally I wouldn t pick up this type of novel wartimeaction novels just don t appeal to me from a reading standpoint but I love war movies.But as you know by now I m a big fan of Greg Iles so I owed it to myself to read this It s pretty good It s about an Allied mission to [...]


    9. At one point, reading this book, I literally thought holy crap, this is a good book and it really is Suspense, drama, hints of romance, historical facts it s all there.I didn t want to put the book down and I really didn t want it to be over Save for two characters, Sturm and Brandt, I felt some affinity to each and every character I d never want to be in the places that some of them found themselves, but it was hard not to imagine myself there.Another fascinating aspect of the book is that, tho [...]


    10. Having enjoyed past books by Greg Iles, the author name and book cover caught my eye Resting on a table, front and center at Border s gave me the impression it was a new Iles page turner I was surprised to see it was from the last century.This is a slice of life story, about a young American doctor working for Britain during WWII As a pacifist, he is happy doing research, but his unique background make him a prime cadidate for a behind the lines last ditch effort to reverse the potential outcome [...]


    11. A book based on WW II where they tested different gases on people An intense read for sure If you have the time it is worth the read I had a bit of trouble at times, for there was a lot going on in the house at the time I feel this book needs to be read just you and the book no distractions.


    12. First book I ve read by this author and it won t be the last Great story and characters Kept me in suspense and interested right to the end.


    13. Greg Iles is an intelligent and secretly snarky writer I ve read several of his novels and one of his hallmarks for me is that he playfully tweaks the reader in creating heroes out of people who in real life the public despises for example, criminal hackers who steal money and 40 year old men who have affairs with high school teens I call it playful because in most cases I find myself rooting for the good guy narrator to defeat the bad guys, only to realize later after finishing I was rooting fo [...]


    14. The initial pace of Black Cross is somewhat pedestrian, but the final 100 pages are a rocket sled Initially, Black Cross seems like a slow starting mystery set in a historical setting, but it finishes like an action film with historical trappings The novel posits a fictional concentration camp where realistic medical atrocities are being perpetrated in the name of the advancement of science Unfortunately, the science to be advanced here would be chemical warfare and the atrocities are committed [...]


    15. I don t even fucking care how shitty I m supposed to think this novel is I know there are grammatical errors, I know they all say, My God, man at least 8 times per character, and I know it s super sensationalist but damn if I didn t spend every waking moment reading this, all the way until the end Reading this was like eating the appropriate amount of MMs enough that you know it s bad for you, but not so much that you re throwing up Greg Iles, thank you for some truly unexpected and valuable ent [...]


    16. Not many people I ve come across know about this book I read a lot of thrillers and write some of my own and BLACK CROSS by Greg Iles is easily one of the best I ve ever read I d hate to give much away, but the book, which takes place mostly during WWII, has action, suspense, spies and heart It deals with disturbing subject matter without sensationalizing it The characters are complex And here s something I don t often say about a thriller I was very moved by this book I highly recommend it.


    17. I could not put this down Even though the book described some truly horrible things, I could look past them to go along with the story The author used tension marvelously, building it up, and then performing a reveal or a plot twist, some of which left my jaw on the floor The climatic battle and immediate aftermath was just vicious, but I did enjoy the resolution I would have preferred the epilogue to be longer, but I am content with what was there.


    18. This was a great book I struggled with one of his other books, but I couldn t put this one down You become so attached and involved with the characters that you have to keep going to see what happens next Most of the truly horrific details are about WW2 and the Holocaust are spared for those who have weak tolerance for that and we get a truly well written story


    19. Ever wish you could completely forget something and experience it all over again This book had me enthralled, mystified, horrified Will stay with me for a good long while, and am sad that I m not sure I ll ever enjoy it again as much the second, or third time around.


    20. This is the first historical thriller I ve read by Greg Iles I ve read some of his modern thrillers and think that he s one of the better writers in that genre Looking at his bibliography, it looks like Black Cross is his second book And I think this feels like it was written by an author still learning his craft The book is about two men, a Jewish militant and a American pacifist doctor, who are enlisted to go on a secret mission to Germany They are to procure samples of prototype poison gases [...]


    21. Let me start this by saying I don t read war stories My parents lived this and that s enough for me Luckily they were here in Canada so I know for them it could have been incredibly worse than it was, but my father saw 3 brothers go off to war and only 1 came home and the pain it caused my father and my grandmother was there in their hearts until the day they died I loved them both dearly and that alone can reduce me to tears, but this is Greg Iles so I made the exception and while in some ways [...]


    22. 4.5 stars The very last line written in this remarkable novel states Finally, I would ask young readers to realize that fifty years is not a long time With this one line, Mr Iles nails the important significance of novels such as Black Cross Although a work of fiction, the atrocities and heroism within the pages of this novel are real So many people, during this dark period, gave than todays generation can ever know It is with works such at this, along with other amazing nonfiction and fiction [...]


    23. The story begins in modern day upon the deaths of a doctor s grandparents A rabbi comes to the house and begins to tell a tale of how the grandfather, Mark McConnell Mac , earned a medal during WWII The story then moves back to take place in WWII as Mac, who is a scientist and a pacifist, teams up with a Jonas Stern, Jewish activist soldier, to combat the Nazi devlopment of a deadly nerve gas with a commando mission.The portions of the story that take place inside the concentration camp are both [...]


    24. This was my first Greg Iles book, so I can t compare it to anything else he s written, but I found it a decent page turner with good characters and a reasonable premise A lot of the historical points are truthful, which made the journey believable, and I think he did a commendable job in both portraying the different factions Jew, Nazi, Brit, American and keeping them human For me, the strongest portions of the book were the very beginning and the afterword, which contained the clearest passage [...]


    25. This story was quite a ride Briefly, it tells how an American doctor scientist and a German Jew partner together to stop a Nazi poison gas attack against the D Day Allied troops But I have to say that it seemed than that It seemed very realistic when everything kept going wrong and nothing was going according to plan It felt like it could have been a true story There was a lot of suspense I m not really good with suspense if this had been a movie I would ve covered my eyes at some parts With a [...]


    26. Went to NYC for 24 hours and did a lot of walking This was the first title on my i Touch so it was the book of choice for the walk from Penn Station to West 57th Street And, it was such a thriller, I kept listening until it was finished on Sunday AM Black Cross is the story of two men one an American medical doctor and chemist the other a Jewish resistance fighter who are convinced using rather nefarious means by a British general and Churchill to undertake a 2 man mission to stop the activities [...]


    27. I couldn t put this book down 625 pages of intense action The story is part truth and part fiction Truth The Nazi s created Tabun in 1936, Sarin in 1938 and Soman in 1944 In 1944 in our fiction story Churchill tried to get the US to agree to a show by demonstration to Hitler that we too had the poison gases The US declined.The British had stolen a small sample of Sarin snuck it out of Germany and then re developed it at Oxford University Himmler wanted to use their gas to wipe out the Allied for [...]


    28. This was a great book, telling the fictional story of an unassuming physician who risks everything to thwart WWII Germany s attempt to develop and deploy a powerful, never before seen chemical weapon He must infiltrate Germany s death machine to complete a nearly impossible mission, knowing his death is almost inevitable even if he can The story has many twists and turns as serious problems arise with the mission, leaving the reader wondering, doubting if the mission will prove successful, and i [...]


    29. I really enjoyed this novel and was significantly better than the previous book I read by this author, Spandau Phoenix.This novel weaves a thrilling and sometimes harrowing story around the threat of chemical weapons in world war 2 and the horrific tests carried out by the Nazis in concentration camps The story, whilst a little far fetched at times, is gripping and based around historical fact as well as some poetic licence applied by the novelist.I loved all the different settings and environme [...]


    30. I knew I was going to love this book I think Iles is a terrific writer and have thoroughly enjoyed almost all of his previous books The setting of this book is my favorite setting in time and place World War II in Europe, particularly Germany in 1944, featuring a concentration camp inmates and staff, German and Polish Resistance fighters, and a secret mission by an American pacifist chemist and a seasoned veteran of the Haganah determined to destroy the Nazi development of chemical warfare With [...]


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