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★★★★★ for Balls of Leather and Steel

Kept me glued, page after page.

I am a fool for war novels. This is one of the best I have read in a long time. The characters are vividly portrayed, the action is compelling and the story line is very different. I think it could make a great movie. Brad P. & George C. would make a great one, two punch.       


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Balls of Leather

and Steel

The Spider Trilogy
Book 1


In the tradition of bestselling author Jack Higgins, this World War II thriller pulls you into the action with the men risking it all to fight the Nazis. Malcolm McClain, a famous Irish professional soccer player, is flying as a navigator with the Royal Air Force when his plane is shot down over Yugoslavia. Taken prisoner by the Nazis, Malky finds himself at the center of Adolf Hitler’s vicious propaganda campaign claiming he’s turned traitor and is now a Nazi.


Polish resistance fighter Chez Orlowski is clever, relentless and utterly audacious in his crusade to terrorize the Nazis occupying his country. Chez—a hero to the Polish people and a figure of terror to the enemy—is known as The Spider. When the Yugoslavian Partizani learns of Hitler’s plans for McClain, they vow to wreck them. Only The Spider has the daring to extract McClain from Stalag 306 and spirit him to safety. Can the Partizani persuade him to use his special talents for a very dangerous mission?


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