Operation Napoleon

Operation Napoleon

Book - 2010
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From the CWA Gold Dagger-winning author of the Reykjavík Murder Mystery series comes an international thriller sweeping from modern Iceland to America and Nazi Germany at the end of World War II.

1945: A German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard; the crew have lost their way and eventually crash on the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest in Europe. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. He soon disappears into the white vastness.

1999, mid-winter, and the US Army is secretively trying to remove an aeroplane from the Vatnajökull glacier. By coincidence two young Icelanders become involved--but will pay with their lives. Before they are captured, one of the two contacts his sister, Kristin, who will not rest until she discovers the truth of her brother's fate. Her pursuit puts her in great danger, leading her, finally, to a remote island off Argentina in search of the key to the riddle about Operation Napoleon.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House of Canada, 2010
ISBN: 9780307359384
Branch Call Number: ARNAL
Characteristics: 327 p
Additional Contributors: Cribb, Victoria

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gailjackman
Aug 11, 2017

This was a first read for me by a wonderful author who certainly knows his history and weaves it into a mystery that is one I could barely put down! Looking forward to more from this author on stand-alone books.

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LindaMarion
Jun 07, 2013

kept my interest throughout. this book stands alone from the rest of arnaldur indridason's books. not part of a series. enjoyable!

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m_ajohnson
Sep 02, 2012

a quick read due to the cardboard characters. think he was trying to write an action movie.

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yafuid
Jun 20, 2012

pretty mediocre adventure - thriller Reads like a weak Ken Follett novel

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willy03
Mar 29, 2012

Not a bad story but does not get to great heights but is enjoyable, good ending.

LaBeteNoir Dec 08, 2011

Cover looks like a WWII thriller but it really is a contemporary story set in Iceland, with a link to something that happened in WWII.

I would of give 5 stars to the quick moving action story but the "something" was disappointing and not as farfetched as the story implies.

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Komplikator
Oct 31, 2011

I tried to like this book, I really did

Interesting concept and plot, poorly executed. Could have been so much better

The syntax was akward in places (obviously they did not have a native English speaker proof read after the translation)

Spoiler Alert

Several plot specifics in the following critique

And the author has not concept of how some things actually work in the real world.

ie The defense departmant does NOT tell the State Dept that they are taking over an Embassy.

the Army does NOT operate fixed wing transports, the Air Force does,

Would a Search and Rescue training exercise really let two young men go off by them selves to "test the new snowmobiles"?

and on
and on

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coalbanks
Jul 05, 2011

Not his best but as good as most on the theme of CIA conspiracies, NAZI secrets. Cleaver method of including Erlendur & Sigurder Oli in what is otherwise not one of thier tales.

rubysue Jun 28, 2011

Great suspense and extraordinary premise.

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boglaerd
Jan 20, 2011

Great espionage story.

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