Review of “Target Rommel”

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Book Review – “Target Rommel” eBook was published in 2016 (original paper version published in 1991) and was written by Robert Jackson (https://www.fantasticfiction.com/j/robert-jackson/). Mr. Jackson has written over 50 books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, on World War II, with a focus on aircraft of the era.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is primarily set in France during 1944 World War II. The primary character is British Major Callum Douglas of the SAS.

The Allied invasion in France is rapidly approaching. In an effort to disrupt the German response, British General Montgomery sends Douglas and a band of SAS commandos into France with orders to kill Rommel. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in command of of the costal defenses. The Allies fear that he may be able to maneuver the German forces and push the Allies back into the sea.

Douglas and his team head into France at night, but they are ambushed upon landing. They must evade the Germans as they attempt to carry out their mission. As D-Day begins, they do their best to disrupt the Germans.

This was an interesting 4 hour read of 145 pages. I have read several of Jackson’s noels and have enjoyed them all. This was a good World War II Military Thriller. The cover art work is reasonable for this novel. I give this novel a 3.8 (rounded up to a 4) out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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