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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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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Pretty good plot, but the writer was too impressed with himself and kept giving directions for how the "camera" should move. Lame.
Nov 13, 2007 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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.
Decent action adventure.
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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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