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Task Force Dragon
by Michael W. Romanowski
About this Book
January 1945: World War II has entered its final stages, and the Allied powers jockey for both power and dominance. The various Allies, however, are not always on the best of termsespecially the USSR and the various democracies that must now work together to stop Hitler from his mad plan to seize control of all of Europe.
For US Army Major Phillip Vogel, this tense but secret dance of nations has become all too real. Secret documents detailing a dangerous subterfuge have come into German hands, and it is up to Vogel to acquire them and bring them safely out of Germany in the last days of the Third Reich. Add in a mission to relieve a brutal POW camp and fanatical Nazi defenders, and you have a mission that just may be his last.
About the Author
Michael W. Romanowski is a former marine. His interests, besides writing, include collecting antique firearms and military history.
Romanowski currently resides in Missouri with his wife and two children.
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In his first thrilling novel, Inside the Kill Box, Michael Romanowski introduced us to a story of pulse-pounding action and suspense. Now his sophomore effort, Task Force Dragon, does the samebut is set amidst the chaos and devastation of the waning days of World War II.
Romanowski is a longtime student of history and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. As such he is well versed on the setting of his new novel, Task Force Dragon. The book is meticulously researched, and events and believable characters are wrenched from the blood-seared pages of history.
The story begins with the brutal murder of a senior member of the Free Polish Army of the West. What at first seems like an unusual but still all too common death at the hands of the German Luftwaffe is actually determined to be murder, however, and Allied agents are dispatched to discover the truth. Eventually Captain Phillip Vogel is assigned to the case. Vogel is a veteran soldier and survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He is weary and tired of conflict. But he has been given one last mission: lead a heavily armed US Army task force deep behind enemy lines. His objective: relieve a brutal Nazi POW camp and recover secret documents vital to securing the peace after the war is over.
Captain Vogel is portrayed as a typical American soldier who served in the final months of World War Two. He is young, exhausted, and tired of seeing good men die. He does as he is told, but not as an automaton or puppet. The destruction of his personal life back home is not a concern for his commanders, however. This helps to make Vogel's struggles all the more real.
All in all, Task Force Dragon is an exciting, alternate look at the well-trod history of the era and a thrilling war drama to boot.
Task Force Dragon was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at ForemostPress.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
213 pp, $13.97