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Sledgehammer

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Sledgehammer is the code name for the operation of an elite OSS unit behind Germany lines during World War II. Five experts in guerrilla warfare are concealed under identities as a crusading journalist, Hollywood stuntman, psychology professor, money man for a major casino gambling operation, and a billionaire bachelor. When the journalist is murdered, his four friends are ...more
Paperback, 1st U.S. Paperback Edition, 265 pages
Published November 1st 1971 by Pocket (first published March 22nd 1971)
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Barry
Oct 20, 2016 Barry rated it really liked it
Although somewhat dated on purchasing and such, this was a terrific book. The story is that 4 WWII Jedburghs reunite for revenge of the murder of their 5th man and former leader who underwent hours of torture by the Nazis to protect them.
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May 27, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
Thriller - Sledgehammer is the code name for the operation of an elite OSS unit behind German lines during World War II. Five experts in guerrilla warfare are concealed under identities as a crusading journalist, a Hollywood stuntman, a professor of psychology, a money man for a major casino, and a billionaire bachelor. Their mission is clear. Their training has prepared them for anything. But when the journalist is murdered, his four friends change the plan to one single purpose: get revenge.
Felicia
Pretty good plot, but the writer was too impressed with himself and kept giving directions for how the "camera" should move. Lame.
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Nov 13, 2007 Mike rated it liked it
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I read this so long ago, I have to reread to give a synopsis. I remember it was good, in an Ocean's 11 kinda way.
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Wager was best known as an author of mystery and spy fiction; his works included 58 Minutes (1987), whose story was used as the basis of the action film Die Hard 2 in 1990. Two of his other novels became major motion pictures in 1977: Viper Three (1972), which was released as Twilight's Last Gleaming, and Telefon (1975). Wager wrote a number of original novels in the 1960s under the pseudonym "Joh ...more
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