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When Hell Struck Twelve

(Book 14 in the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series)
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The fourteenth Billy Boyle WWII mystery takes place in northern France during August of 1944.

August, 1944: US Army Captain Billy Boyle is assigned to track down a French traitor, code named Atlantik, who is delivering classified Allied plans to German leaders in occupied Paris. The Resistance is also hot on his trail, and out for blood, after Atlantik's previous betrayals led to the death of many of their members. But the plans Atlantik carries were leaked on purpose, a ruse devised by a colonel to obscure the Allied army's real intentions to bypass Paris in a race to the German border. Now Billy and Kaz are assigned to the Resistance with orders to not let them capture the traitor: the deception campaign is too important. Playing a delicate game, the chase must be close enough to spur the traitor on and visible enough to insure the Germans trust Atlantik. The outcome of the war may well depend on it.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Deft, gritty, and real as a howitzer blast." - Andrew Gross

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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: When Hell Struck Twelve (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)
Author(s): James R Benn
ISBN: 1-61695-963-0 / 978-1-61695-963-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: When Hell Struck Twelve (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Book 14)
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA