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Lucky in life and love, Karl Ludwig has it all. He's about to start a promising career as an orthopedist and marry the brilliant and stunning plastic surgeon Fern Wagner. Money saved from Karl's night job as a prizefighter will launch their medical practices. Then, just hours before their wedding, Karl uses his fists in a barroom brawl to save his best friend, the free-spi ...more
Paperback, 514 pages
Published November 21st 2013 by Createspace
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Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jackhammer, a tension-filled WWII thriller packed with twists and political intrigue, gets its inspiration from the various real-life assassination plots against Adolf Hitler. Ten years of research and writing by the author shows here in a well-earned sense of historical accuracy that is complemented by three-dimensional characters both "real" and imagined.

The suspense builds as street-smart physician/boxer Karl Ludwig, railroaded into becoming Britain's foremost double agent, begins crossing p
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jackhammer is a riveting thriller masterfully set within the geopolitical developments that rocked the world during WWII. Meticulously researched, Jackhammer takes the reader from the streets of New York to London, Berlin, Paris, German East Africa (Tanzania) and Gallipoli. Characters – including several historical figures – are expertly drawn. Most important, the story MOVES and you won’t be able to put it down. I couldn't.
Meredith Rilley
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating historical fiction adventure uniquely written. The many layers of history are an intelligent foundation for this sophisticated tale with many twists.
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