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The First Wave

(2007)
(The second book in the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series)
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Billy's task is to help arrange the surrender of the Vichy French forces in Algeria. But dissension among the regular army, the militia, and DeGaulle's Free French allows blackmarketeers in league with the enemy to divert medical supplies to the Casbah, leading to multiple murders. Billy must find the killers while trying to rescue the girl he loves-a British spy.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"A rattling good' read." - Rhys Bowen

"A solid follow up to Benn's first novel. . . . [I] look forward to his next." - Robert B Parker

"What a great read, full of action, humor and heart. . . . Equal parts spy thriller, war story and murder mystery, with a dollop of romance that's never sweet, this is just a terrific book. More please!" - Louise Penny



Hardback Editions

September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Wave
Author(s): James R Benn
ISBN: 1-56947-471-0 / 978-1-56947-471-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Wave (Superior Collection)
Author(s): James R Benn
ISBN: 1-59722-928-8 / 978-1-59722-928-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Wave (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)
Author(s): James R Benn
ISBN: 1-56947-517-2 / 978-1-56947-517-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Wave: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The First Wave: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Wave (Billy Boyle World War II Mystery)
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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