Southern Cross

Southern Cross Surpassing even loyalty to country the desire for revenge can sear white hot and be as addictive and as all consuming as the strongest opiate German agents Elsa Gable and Chris Schulte grew up togeth

  • Title: Southern Cross
  • Author: T.C. Isbell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Surpassing even loyalty to country, the desire for revenge can sear white hot and be as addictive and as all consuming as the strongest opiate.German agents Elsa Gable and Chris Schulte grew up together in a Germany ravaged by the Great War They became inseparable as they matured into than friends, than family They had a bond no one could destroy, at least thatSurpassing even loyalty to country, the desire for revenge can sear white hot and be as addictive and as all consuming as the strongest opiate.German agents Elsa Gable and Chris Schulte grew up together in a Germany ravaged by the Great War They became inseparable as they matured into than friends, than family They had a bond no one could destroy, at least that s what Chris believed until the night of December 2, 1938.Not the typical spy murder mystery, Southern Cross is a unique tale of double agents, espionage, revenge, and murder leading investigators from a morgue in Manhattan to the SS Southern Cross, a passenger liner sailing from New York to Cuba Forced to use limited resources, a doctor from San Francisco and a young Paris police inspector scramble to uncover a vicious murderer before another passenger is killed, and before the ship docks in Havana and five hundred travelers flood the pier.If you are one of those people who read the last page first don t.

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    1. When history, mystery, and thriller all come together, you get Southern Cross. A well written character novel set before the onset of World War II this story grabs you from page one. Featuring double espionage, revenge, and murder in one of the most confusing political times in history, Southern Cross does a great job of capturing the emotion of the period in a fast paced thriller set on a cruise ship. Unlikely heroes are burdened with solving a murder before anyone else is killed and before the [...]

    2. This book certainly held my attention. The story and premise are interesting, and there are some fascinating "techno-details" that make the book a fascinating cross (sorry about the pun) between detective and spy fiction. However, I felt that the portrayal of the British agents in the case was somewhat less than accurate, both in their speech and the relationships between them. There were one or two historical inaccuracies as well, which I felt detracted from the overall enjoyment of the book.Bu [...]

    3. Mysteries and espionage set amidst the glamor of luxury liners or trains are among my favorites, and the SS Southern Cross fits the bill nicely. There's murder galore, foreign agents, and a storm at sea. What more could you want? How about revenge? Nazi Agent Chris Schulte is a complex character who keeps getting more intriguing as the story moves along. Isbell has created a cast of characters who are drawn into a maelstrom where no one is as he or she appears to be. The clues are all there - I [...]

    4. I loved the technical details T.C. Isbell worked into this pre-WW-II story of spies and foreign intrigue. It took me a while to get a good grasp on who the good and bad guys were, and to become comfortable with there not being a clear primary protagonist with whom I would become highly familiar. But once I got comfortable with that, the story had me. I was hooked. This was a fascinating period in American and world history, and, in my judgment, Isbell presented it very accurately. I loved the sc [...]

    5. Excellent Read!!!What happens when a rogue Abwehr officer decided to settle a personal agenda against all, whether friend or foe, are suspected of murdering his/her lover? I must say, this book will keep your attention as the story pushes itself along at an excellent pace. The writing style is clear, concise and clean. Very nice. My only concern was the later chapters when the plot started spiraling together. It seemed a bit flat in places with maybe too many unnecessary chapters. In other words [...]

    6. It's just before the outbreak of World War 2. Spies are jockeying to place their countries in an advantageous position. German agent Chris Schulte is devious and cold-blooded. Killing is no more than removing obstacles. As this master spy does dirty work under the radar, others desperately seek to uncover the truth about the dead bodies piling up.T. C. Isbell has created a compelling mystery thriller on his first outing. Once you read a few chapters, you will be hooked. The outcome is not clear [...]

    7. I was a bit but off by how often the book introduced new characters (maybe a dozen before the ship mentioned in the title even shows up). It generally caused me to spend more time trying (and sometimes failing) to remember who’s who rather than enjoying the story.All in all though, the story is solid enough that I still didn’t mind finishing the book. Nice twist at the end, bu the way, though making the villain a (view spoiler)[psycho lesbian (hide spoiler)] might have bordered a bit on the [...]

    8. I borrowed this on my Kindle. This is a good spy thriller, something I'm not real crazy about, but once I got started I had to see it through to the end. Lots of spys, lots of murders, lots of intrigue. It takes place in 1939. The Germans, English, Americans, and Japanese are all involved as World War II is becoming a reality.

    9. I enjoyed the unusual setting of this thriller - the USA in the years preceding the second world war. I think the story moved along at an excellent pace and I didn't see the ending at all. Would highly recommend this book.

    10. This is a compelling tale of intrigue, rich in historic detail. The pace is fast, and the storyline will have you guessing all the way to the end.

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