The Taker of Souls (The Roly Sagas Book 1)
by Parker Jon
(Derek William Gorrrill)
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I have a rendezvous with death
At some disputed barracade.
I to my word am true;
I shall not fail that rendezvous.
After six long, hard, bitter years of war, Europe lies in ruins; Germany is a desolate burnt-out wasteland. The all consuming air offensive has left her cities broken and devastated. The Low Countries have been sucked dry, as a result of five years of German occupation. Great Britain is exhausted and bankrupt. The twighlight oppression of the iron curtain is slowly descending across Eastern Europe, isolating Russia and her captive satellite nations.
Having endured six years of almost continuous warfare, a disillusioned Timothy (Roly) Rollinson returns to England, a much decorated war hero, an ex S.O.E. operative,and the once leader of a clandestine troop called the Special Operations Group, the British army's secret "dirty tricks squad". Every underhand action from assasination and bloody murder, to covert operations behind enermy lines, fell under the group's remit.
In London, a chance meeting with a former comrade, offers him the opportunity of riches, love and the good life, but with catastrophic consequences---
Nine months later, Roly is on the run from Scotland Yard and the London underworld. Leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, he flees England and escapes to the French Foreign Legion, where around him gravitates a squad of specialised ruthless killers; men without hope,souls or inhibitions.
In Algeria, his squad is co-opted into a new parachute company used by the Legion as guinea pigs, to assess the usefullness of airborne troops..
After a failed exersise, the troop is pursued by a ruthless and determined foe across the trackless wastes of the Sahara Desert and through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. There, in a lonely desolate, windswept village, Roly's command prepare for a final stand, a battle to the last man in an attempt to survive.
Length: 448 Pages (1,246 KB)Lending: Not EnabledAdded: Oct 26th, 2020