Thursday, February 06, 2020

23. The Devouring

The Devouring (Billy Boyle #12) James R. Benn. 2017. 310 pages. [Source: Library] [Historical; Mystery; World War II]

First sentence: Light is faster than sound. Strange, the things you think about when you’re about to die.

Premise/plot: This is the twelfth Billy Boyle historical mystery. Billy and Kaz are undercover in Europe, currently in France but heading to neutral or “neutral” Switzerland. They will be investigating some crimes or suspected crimes, mainly of a financial nature. Their guide is a Sinti vigilante, Anton Lasho, who has on his own been seeking out all the Nazis he can and killing them, wherever, whenever. The resistance is not pleased. They prefer plans, organization, maximum impact. Not random murders with no tactical gains. Lasho goes with Kaz and Boyle, perhaps this will be a new beginning for a man who has seen to much during the war. Boyle and Kaz and their new associates have a difficult task ahead—and it seems their lives are in danger. New threats and risks abound as they investigate. Soon the two are trying to solve a murder...

My thoughts: I really love, love, love this series. I definitely found this a compelling addition to the series. I can’t say I love Lasho as much as Kaz in terms of being a sidekick. But I hope he’s back in future books. I hope he does begin working with them, for Eisenhower. 

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