Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler’s Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill, and Stalin

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1943: Tehran, Iran. The “Big 3” Allied leaders are set to meet for the first time: Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA), Winston Churchill (UK), and Josef Stalin (USSR). The world is still engaged in the widening fiery war, but the momentum has swung toward the Allied powers. The meeting is to discuss the possible invasion of Europe by the USA. However, a plot has been set in motion to ensure that the three leaders do no such thing. The intelligence arm of the German forces, the Abwehr, has been tasked with inserting a team of assassins to decapitate the Allied leadership in one swoop. Mike Reilly, one of the president’s intrepid Secret Service agents, is learning what he can from British Intelligence along with the Russians in an effort to counteract any such attempt. As the countdown to the conference accelerates, both sides hurry to meet their objectives.

Night of the Assassinsis the latest historical gem from author Howard Blum (Gangland, American Lightning). History knows the ultimate outcome, but the behind the scenes machinations that took place, nearly derailing the Allied war effort, make this a thriller for the ages. Blum ignites the action early and doesn’t let up until the very end. It’s A+ history.

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Author Howard Blum
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Harper Perennial
Publish Date 01-Jun-2021
ISBN 9780062872906 Buy this Book
Issue October 2021
Category History