The Spandau Complication

Lt Col Bob Orkand (Ret)

In Cold War Berlin US Army Major Harry Holbrook is caught in the midst of assassination attempts and has to put his trust in an unknown contact and the reliability of information that may allow him to foil another assassination.
Date Published :
November 2021
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Fiction
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781636240268
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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"Casemate has a long history of publishing high quality military history non-fiction. Lately, they have expanded their range of work to include well written novels using wartime settings." - WWII History MagazineIn Cold War Berlin US Army Major Harry Holbrook is caught in the midst of assassination attempts and has to put his trust in an unknown contact and the reliability of information that may allow him to foil another assassination.

Hot on the heels of a dressing-down by the U.S. Commander Berlin, U.S. Army Major Harry Holbrook receives an unexpected luncheon invitation from the Soviet commandant of Spandau Prison, where the last three remaining Nazi war criminals are incarcerated. A contact in East Berlin alerts Holbrook that the Red Army faction will attempt to assassinate West Berlin Mayor Willi Brandt and the U.S. Commander at the opening of the Fifth Annual German-American Volksfest. Holbrook helps foil the plot. Coming to trust his contact, Holbrook knows he should act when he is tipped off that a Mossad terrorist attempts to assassinate two of the three Spandau prisoners upon their release from the prison...

Set in the divided city of Berlin in the mid-1960s where recent incidents have brought the world closer to nuclear war than ever before, this debut novel brings a complex tapestry of events to a breathtaking conclusion.

About The Author
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Bob Orkand, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, served on the staff of the U.S. Commander Berlin at the height of the Cold War. In Vietnam, he was operations officer of an airmobile infantry battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division. He commanded a mechanized infantry battalion in the prototype Volunteer Army brigade and later was Pentagon spokesman on the Volunteer Army project. After retirement, he was president and publisher of the Center Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania. He has a degree in English from Columbia University, where he was awarded the Bunner Medal in American Literature.

REVIEWS
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“Orkand draws on his experiences as a U.S. Army officer stationed in a divided Berlin for his fiction debut… Military buffs may appreciate the glimpse into a slice of cold war life.”

- Publishers Weekly

"Casemate has a long history of publishing high quality military history non-fiction. Lately, they have expanded their range of work to include well written novels using wartime settings."

- WWII History Magazine

"The location and period details are phenomenal..."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"The action is hot and heavy throughout the book. It's a great thriller from cover to cover."

- ARGunners.com

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