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Five Past Midnight (Jack Reacher #1 abridged included)

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Escaping from Germany's Colditz Castle where he was being held as a prisoner of war, Captain Jack Cray fights his way to Berlin in April 1945, following a twisted trail of terror across Germany. The American Army commando has just been handed the most dangerous mission of his career--the assassination of Adolf Hitler.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Pocket Books (first published August 1st 1997)
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Judith
A very entertaining book. The central character, an Army Ranger displays many talents. His trek across the countryside to Berlin keeps the Nazis guessing as to his whereabouts and his plan to move on Hitler. His actual execution of Hitler is quite a piece of work. The book actually makes one wonder: Did Hitler really commit suicide? An interesting read.
Pearl
An interesting fictitious take on Hitler's last days in the bunker with a spin on how it would be changed when the Russians finally invaded, with, of course, an American hero.

For those who love adventure, espionage and twists on history, this is a great story. This was unfortunately the Reader's Digest condensed version, but a good story - nice development of the characters as it went along.
james
This book takes place in Berlin, April 1945, during the last death throes of Nazi Germany. An American agent is sent there to assasinate Adolph Hitler. The background is better than the story, but it's still a good read.
Chuck
In early 1945 an American OSS agent is tasked with assassinating
Adolph Hitler. Good story for those who like their heroes wearing a skin tight blue suit with a big "S" on the chest.
Maureen
This book was a waste of time. Even at the end when there was this big climax I was able to put the book down and take a nap. That should never happen during the climax of the book.
Gary Freeman
one of the best stories i've ever read.made me proud of that era of america.
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