Vendetta

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A classic World War II novel from the bestselling thriller writer Derek Lambert.

For the beleaguered German and Russian armies there is no war beyond the carnage in the city’s grim skeleton, and the terrible winter at their heels. Desperate men need heroes to boost their morale: orders come from the very top for a duel between champion snipers Antonov the Russian, and Meister the German – a contest each must win. For the two marksmen there is now no war but the race to pin the other in their sights. And no other companion, either, than the stranger whose mind each must read. Dead heroes or living legends? Only time will tell.

‘The book is perfect. The horror of war is captured by the spare prose; the tension mounts, and the inevitable confrontation is uplifting in its outcome’ Daily Telegraph

‘Told me more than all the military historians ever could about the greatest battle of World War Two’ Daily Mail

‘Tense and gripping ... a most effective chiller’ British Book News

‘One is reminded of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness ... For those who like to be in the thick of it, this book is a must’ Surrey and South Middlesex Times

‘A good war story’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A unique tour de force ... poignant, cogent, a strong novel, suspenseful and fascinating, a novel not easily forgotten’ Florida Sun News

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About the author

Derek Lambert was born in 1929, and served in the RAF for two and a half years, before becoming a foreign correspondent, travelling the world to exotic locations that later inspired his novels. His travels gave him first-hand knowledge of his material and it was his authentic tales of espionage that made him a household name and bestselling author. He spent the later years of his life in Spain, where he died in 2001 at the age of 71.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
May 17, 2018
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9780008268497
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / War & Military
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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