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When the CIA's most valuable spy is compromised, the Agency realizes it does not have the capability to bring him to safety. If he cannot evade the dreaded East German security service, the result will be chaos and a cascade of failures throughout the Agency's worldwide operations.
Master Sergeant Kim Becker lived through the hell of Vietnam as a member of the elite Studies and Operations Group. When he lost one of his best men in a pointless operation, he began to question his mission. Now, he is serving with an even more secretive Army Special Forces unit based in Berlin on the front line of the Cold War.
The CIA turns to Becker's team of unconventional warfare specialists to pull their bacon out of the fire. Becker and his men must devise a plan to get him out by whatever means possible. It's a race against time to prepare and execute the plan while, alone in East Berlin, the agent must avoid his nemesis and play for time inside the hostile secret service headquarters he has betrayed.
One question remains - is the man worth the risk?
Fiction that reads like fact. Boots on the ground, real-life drama, rich with details only an insider could write... an outstanding book. --John Stryker Meyer, MACV SOG Veteran and Author of Across The Fence: The Secret War in Vietnam
Stejskal, who served 35 years with the U.S. Army Special Forces and the CIA, convincingly describes the mission's progress, and does a good job building suspense even if the outcome is never in doubt. Fans of realistic espionage fiction will look forward to the sequel. -- Publishers Weekly
More than a good story, this tale is action packed yet firmly grounded in the real history of the Cold War. A Question of Time will grab you, immerse you in the times, and leave you ready for more. -Lieutenant General Charlie Cleveland, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command
Publication date: 28/10/2020
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
|Publication date:||28th October 2020|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller, Historical fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, The Cold War,|
James Stejskal is a historian. To get background for his stories, he served 35 years with US Army Special Forces and the Central Intelligence Agency in many interesting places overseas. He is the author of the definitive history of Special Forces Berlin Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite, 1956-1990 and Masters of Mayhem: Lawrence of Arabia and the British Military Mission to the Hejaz. He lives in northern Virginia. This is his first novel.More About James Stejskal