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Mark of the Devil
by William Kerr
Navy Special Warfare officer Matt Berkeley is on a new hunt. Under the seas off the coast of Florida, in a corpse-filled German U-boat, he finds a document lost for more than half a century, which leads him to the vaults of the German National Archives, an elderly widow and her horrifying memories of the Auschwitz death camp, and ultimately to the submarine's most guarded ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Medallion Press
(first published 2009)
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The book revolves around the discovery of a missing Nazi U-boat off the coast of Florida in 2001. Then Matt Berkeley, a member of NAARPA (the North American Archeological Research and Preservation Association), claims the sub and then begins eliminating anyone who can prove Berkeley's claim. Aided by his private investigator wife, Berkeley begins to probe why the old wreck is of current interest, an inquiry that takes him across the Atlantic. While in Europe, he learns that the submarine was rum ...more
Reading this book was like watching a James Bond movie. It was very suspenseful. The author was from my area so it was interesting reading about Jacksonville in the book. I would not have picked this book to read but I read it for my book club. The author will come speak at my book club this month. This is really more of a "man's book".
Originally from Mississippi and now, with his wife, Rebecca, a resident of Ponte Vedra, Florida, William Kerr spent much of his life in the U.S. Navy. His career spanned nearly twenty-five years of ship- and shore-duty commands, including liaison to the United States Congress for the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Surface-warfare qualified, he was the recipient of various citations, a ...moreMore about William Kerr...