Every week we will be posting patrons’ book reviews for the Adult Summer Reading Game.  Here are a couple which were submitted this week.

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

“On January 28. 1945, 121 U.S. Army Rangers, aided by  Filipino guerillas, liberated the 500+ American and British POW’s from the Cabanatuan prison camp.  Most of the POW’s were survivors of the Bataan Death March and their numbers were further decimated by disease, starvation, and the brutality of their captors.  This account of  the 3 year incarceration and liberation is both heartbreaking and thrilling.  The heroism of both POW’s and Rangers abounds and the power of the “instinct to survive” overcame unbelievable physical and mental problems. These men were truly the Greatest Generation.” 

Would you recommend this book to somebody? Yes

Submitted by Eileen

 

The Athena Project by Brad Thore

 “The story begins in France in 1944 with the abduction of an SS officer from an airplane.  It continues into present-day Paraguay and Europe with the pursuit of some “horrible weapon” initially built by the SS and now being used by some unknown country or organization.  The Athena Project is tasked with identifying the would be killer/killers and “taking them out”.  The four members of the Athena Project are females who are Delta Force operatives, and like their male counterparts, are trained to kill.  Interesting concept.  The book was a fast read.

Would you recommend this book to somebody? Yes

Submitted by Eileen

 

 

    

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