The New York Times bestsellerby the author of The Quiet Game
January 1944. Two men embark on a murderous mission into the heart of Germany to destroy a devastating new Nazi weapon...
"On fire with suspense."--Stephen King
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: not a bad sophomore effort for Greg Iles, July 8, 2003 Reviewer: mackattack9988 from United States Following the grand success of Spandau Phoenix, Iles tells another tale with World War II roots in Black Cross. This time the story is completely within the wartime context, except for the frame of a doctor discovering the unknown but heroic exploits of his grandfather. That grandfather begins World War II as a pacifist researcher in Oxford, England, looking for counters to poison gas, but he comes out of the war something entirely different. A plan by British intelligence to end the threat of Hitler's poison gas program, the same Israeli operative from Spandau Phoenix, and the characters of a unique Nazi concentration camp join in changing that grandfather forever. With fewer characters than Spandau Phoenix, Iles develops these a bit more but does less with the overall plot. I thought this one moved considerably slower for no good reason. Black Cross is not as good as Spandau Phoenix, but it is still a solid read.