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Hess Cross

(1977)
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"A rousing spy melodrama . . . for anyone who cannot resist history's 'what might have beens'" -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A kidnapping that may deliver the world to Nazi domination.

Deputy Fuhrer Rudolph Hess, long presumed a defector from Hitler's inner circle, is in fact the deadliest double-agent of the war.

November 1942. American and German scientists race to produce the first atomic bomb, a weapon each side fervently hopes will win them the war. Hess, a prisoner of the British, is flown to the United States to be interrogated by Enrico Fermi, the brilliant scientist working on the vast secret project to create an atomic bomb. Little does Fermi know that with the help of hidden Nazi agents and ruthless SS commandos, Hess plots to kidnap him for his knowledge on atomic power for Germany.

American Agent John Crown trips across a puzzle that reveals Hess to be an espionage mastermind instead of the addle-brained defector the press paints him to be. Crown and Hess race toward a deadly confrontation that will determine whether the Nazis may get the bomb. The fate of the free world hangs above a nightmare abyss of intrigue and violence.

Genre: Thriller

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Used availability for James Thayer's Hess Cross

Hardback Editions

1676 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hess Cross
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-399-12082-3 / 978-0-399-12082-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

August 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hess Cross
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-09-919120-2 / 978-0-09-919120-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Bks.
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1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hess Cross
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-445-04286-9 / 978-0-445-04286-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Popular Library
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hess Cross
Author(s): James Thayer
Publisher: Sacajawea Publishing
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