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When German sniper Dieter Rohde’s older brother is unjustly shot for desertion by the SS, he will stop at nothing to win the Iron Cross medal and redeem his family’s name by targeting as many Allied troops as possible.
Rohde’s deadly efforts bring him into direct confrontation with American sniper Caje Cole. Rohde may be driven by ambition, but he hasn’t encountered an adversary like Cole, the so-called hillbilly sniper who is as hard as the mountains he calls home and as wily as a backwoods fox.
As the final pitched battle for France takes place around them at the Falaise Pocket, these two snipers declare war on each other.
For these American POWs, the war is not over. Abandoned by their country, used as political pawns by Stalin, their last hope for getting home again is backwoods sniper Caje Cole and a team of combat veterans who undertake a daring rescue mission.
After a lovely Russian-American spy helps plot an escape from a Gulag prison, they must face the ruthless Red Sniper, starving wolves, and the snowy Russian taiga in a race for freedom.
December 1944. As German forces launch a massive surprise attack through the frozen Ardennes Forest, two snipers find themselves aiming for a rematch. Caje Cole is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains of the American South, while Kurt Von Stenger is the deadly German “Ghost Sniper.”
Having been in each other’s crosshairs before, they fight a final duel during Germany’s desperate attempt to turn the tide of war in what will come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge. Can the hunter defeat the marksman?
Even in the midst of war, some battles are personal.
August 4, Lotus Festival, Mount Harmon Plantation in Earleville, MD
August 11, Delmarva Legends & Lore talk, Bayside at Fenwick Island
September 22, Canal Town Writers Conference, Chesapeake City Branch Library
October 1, Death Beyond the Trenches: The flu and the war in Cecil County, Cecil County Public Library
October 16, Bay to Ocean: Best Writing from the Eastern Shore anthology reading, Queen Anne’s County Library, Centreville, MD
October 27, Great Storms of the Chesapeake talk, Bayside at Fenwick Island
November 10, Beach Reads release party, Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach
February 26-27, Purdue University Global Literary Festival
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