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Like a Man
by David Chacko
About This Book
Like a Man tells of the most successful clandestine mission in the history of warfare. Based closely on fact, but never limited by it, this World War II action thriller follows three paratroopers from their night-drop into Nazi-Occupied Czechoslovakia until their last shattering moments fighting an entire regiment of SS troops to the death.
The paratroopers' mission, code named Anthropoid, begins with a bad drop that puts them miles off their target and far from any help. With luck and skill they find their way to the heart of the underground resistance.
Their objective was to assassinate the second most powerful man in Nazi Germanythe head of the SD and the Gestapo, and the Protector of Czechoslovakia. How they accomplished what no one else could do, and thus carried themselves onto the pages of history, is one of the most compelling chapters in the long annals of clandestine warfare.
About the Author
David Chacko is the author of twenty-two novels. Many are in the espionage genreusually set in exotic locationsand two are novels that deal directly with assassinations: Like a Man and The Satan Machine.
Chacko's books have been called "brilliant and scaring" (Kirkus), and "raw-boned and brutal" (The Detroit News). He is known as "a novelist of talent and power" (Playboy), "a writer of power and intensity" (Publisher's Weekly), and his work as "compelling and unexpected" (Newsweek), "a powerhouse charged with artistic and imaginative feats." (Buffalo Courier-Express)
The Chicago Tribune says simply: "There is no better way to write."
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In 1941, the Nazis broke the secret radio link from Prague to London. Something had to be done quickly to re-establish that all-important link.
London's answer was to insert Anthropoid, a team of Czech patriots trained as parachutists in England. Josef Gabcikcode name Zdenekwas the best small arms marksman. Jan Kubiscode name Otawas best with explosives.
Zdenek and Ota rendezvous with other Czech resistance fighters and start to locate their objective. The Gestapo has its spies everywhere. They're more than willing to torture and kill to find the Anthropoid team and discover its objective.
The pressure is on. Zdenek and Ota must outmaneuver and kill all that gets in their way. Their only alternative is death by the Nazis or suicide.
Neither the local partisans nor the Nazi Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich, know the real reason for Anthropoid. When they finally do, it's too late.
Turn the pages and watch the author expertly weave historical events and his characters into a fiery crescendo.
A great read!
Like a Man was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at ForemostPress.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
300 pp, 15.97