Présentation de l'éditeur
Ballard shows that German Army codes are being broken one by one by the secret Bletchley Park decoding factory. His urgent warning about the potential trap of Stalingrad just barely prevents the German 6th Army from being annihilated by the Soviets. Ballard is personally decorated by the Führer.
The Gestapo is furious; useful or not, how can anyone be running a masterful spy ring under their very noses? And they are suspicious of his motives. What is this brash American getting out of this very strange arrangement? Berlin Station Chief Oskar Faulheim means to find out. With the Abwehr shielding Ballard, Faulheim zeroes in on his new girlfriend, the Italian widow, Sabina Pergolesi. But she, too is hiding a secret. Only after Ballard realizes that his idealistic agenda is leading him completely astray can he hope to rescue the woman with whom he has fallen desperately in love.
"In Berlin, the Abwehr--the German Secret Service--receives an anonymous letter describing top secrets of the German and Allied war plans. Robert Ballard produces a stream of top secret information from both sides of the conflict that can only come from the very highest levels."
--Military Officer Magazine, March 2012.
Ballard's War--at last a complex spy thriller with lots of stunning yet realistic plot twists, fascinating multiple story lines, two genuine love stories--and everything works out! A richly satisfying plot just waiting to be put on the silver screen.
--Alan Trustman, Screenwriter of "Bullet" and "The Thomas Crown Affair."
The New York Times Book Review called his historical work The Mystery of Mallory & Irvine “A fascinating read and an excellent piece of scholarship.”