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Raiding Forces, Book 2
By: Phil Ward
Series: Raiding Forces, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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In this sequel to Those Who Dare, US Major John Randal, Commander of Strategic Raiding Forces is back, leading a crew of British Commandos, Royal Marines, and Royal Navy raiders on bigger and bolder missions to foil Hitler's Third Reich. 

Off the Gold Coast colony in Africa, the Germans are operating a naval intelligence ring that gathers information about British convoys in the southern sea lane. Couriers carry the data to nearby Rio Bonita, a tiny Portuguese island protectorate, whence they are broadcast to Nazi U-boats and surface raiders from a clandestine radio station onboard one of three interned enemy ships. As a result, British convoys vital to the war effort are ravaged. Major Randal and the Raiding Forces's mission is to invade neutral Rio Bonita and spirit away the three ships. Failure means either imprisonment or hanging for piracy - and that Portugal will declare war on its oldest ally. 

Peopling Dead Eagles are colorful characters new and old. There is Wild West showman Captain "Geronimo Joe" McKoy; the stunning Special Operations Executive operator Lady Jane Seaborn, who adopts the Raiding Forces as her own pet project; and Lady Jane's bombshell of a driver, Pamala Plum-Martin. Even Commander Ian Fleming puts in an appearance, submitting a plan for "Operation Ruthless", the goal of which is to board a Luftwaffe bomber and crash it into the English Channel in order to capture an Enigma coding device from a Nazi air-sea rescue craft. 

This action-packed adventure story features Lovat Scout Snipers, the takedown of the Vichy French fleet in English ports, daring Commando raids, an epic sea battle, and beautiful spies, and culminates in a deadly shoot-out in a crowed bar in Occupied France.

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More WW2 spec Ops stories

Even better than the first. the second of a series of 10 so far based on ww2 spec ops missions. This book covers ssome of the early war intra service rivalries. The seizing of the French Navy units in the UK following the surrender of the Vichy government. Also has a good story based on operation Creek carried out by the Calcutta light horse in Goa.. reset on to a west African Portuguese territory ( Again i think that what Phil Ward has based it on.. make your own mind up after reading.)

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  • James King
  • 11-11-18

great book

a really good book with some actual history. very interesting. I would definitely recommend this book if you like WWII history.

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  • Paul H.
  • 13-06-19

Good portrayal of all characters

Miles Meili has done Phil Ward a great service in narrating this book. The story is well connected and moved forward at a good pace. Miles filled in accents and demeanor of the characters very well. As a book unto itself the story does not build the characters up too much. However, this is a series and so the characters are build across multiple books.

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