Weapons of Peace

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 05 Apr 2019

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Once again i would like to NetGalley and the Author as Publishers for providing me with a Kindle copy of this book to read and honestly review.
I usually give a new book what I call the first page test, namely i read the first page and judge whether I want to read more, and in this case this has a terrific start, all action descriptive and engaging. This is a well written imaginative book with an interesting blend of real and fictional characters set during the Second World War. Our heroine is an incredibly brave 'Ballsy' intelligent mixture of Florence Nightingale and Wonder Woman beautiful and funny too. There is plenty of action sometimes quite graphic. Well researched and authentic compelling with a real feel for time and place and characters that positively leap off the page.
So why only four stars well it is somewhat far fetched.
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In late Summer of 1944, a man is found on a beach in Southern England.  He'd been shot four times and was touch and go with the damage to his body and the infection resulting from the wounds.  While recovering from his wounds, he becomes friends with a young English nurse and tells her why he was pursued by the men who tried to kill him.  He was on his way to Germany, to stop a super secret 'wonder' weapon that could destroy cities with a single bomb.

He won't be able to go to Germany in time so he trains her in body mechanics and reading people by the way the talk and act.  He is an expert in negotiations and teaches her the best way to get a "Quid pro Quo" out of any situation.  What he doesn't know is that she has left a child in Germany and has included freeing him and bringing him back to England.  

What would the world be like today, if Hitler's scientists developed the A-Bomb before the Allies did and used it to lay waste to London and Paris in late 1945?  It would definitely have stopped the Allies in the West, and the Russians not that much later, even though they were descending on Eastern Germany with over three million men.  Hard to tell if Stalin would have continued the war, not matter the losses of the Red Army.  He would have sent the Red Army to devastate whatever area, the bombs were being sent from, and then all the way to the Rhine.
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An outstanding historical  thriller based on real history.  The Weapons of Peace is  Very captivating story that  grabs you from the very beginning. 
I highly recommend it. It really draws you in.”
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Enthralling World War II Thriller

When I started this novel by Peter Johnston I had no idea what to expect. I was quickly caught up in this engrossing thriller set in England and Germany during the latter phase of the Second World War.
Everett Nash is an undercover English agent who has well-developed contacts in Germany dating to before the war and Hitler's rise to power. He is about to leave for a crucial mission when he is badly injured as he is embarking on his journey. 

He is taken to a make-shift hospital in a mansion nearby where he is cared for by Nurse Emma Doyle. Realizing that he may not heal in time to undertake his mission he trains Nurse Doyle in the tradecraft of being an undercover agent in an enemy country. Emma is willing to do this because she spent time in Germany before the war, speaks Germany and has son living there with his father.

Emma makes her way to Germany and to Berlin in particular where she meets up with a group of undercover Germans who are working to undermine Hitler. Emma's mission is to delay or abort Germany's development of an atomic bomb as they attempt to turn the tide of the war which is now favoring the allies.

Emma through a variety of stratagems learns where the bomb is being built and blackmails one of Hitler's top military officials into assisting her.

This is fascinating historical fiction that grabs you by the throat and keeps you turning the pages.

My copy of this novel was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
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Well done! This is quite riveting, plus you may learn some negotiating tactics along the way. Even more interesting that it is based on history. You'd never know this is his first novel, the story is very well crafted, and keeps readers engaged. The dialog is solid and the characters realistic and fleshed out. Recommended!

I really appreciate the advanced copy for review!!
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The premise of Weapons of Peace is something I have actually thought about before. It's a huge and terrifying what if scenario. If Hitler had won the race to create a nuclear bomb, would the world be the same at all? Certainly thought provoking. I love speculative fiction, and this story does not disappoint. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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I received this book for free for my honest review and I have to tell you it is amazing. The moment I started reading this book I could not put it down until the end. If you are a fan of the DaVinci Code, then you will definitely enjoy reading Weapons of Peace. 

Based on two true stories we see America’s top negotiator Nash traveling through hidden passages, a burnt atomic test site in Germany, and an ancient English castle on his way to complete his mission. Along the way he shares the secrets of his mission with young British nurse Emma. Can she help him complete his mission?

A must read! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a really good thriller with historical significance.
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