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Fortunes of War (The Sentinels) (udgave 2022)

af Gordon Zuckerman (Forfatter)

Serier: The Sentinels (1)

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During the financial devastation of the 1920-'30,a group of German Industrialist assume control of their government by supporting Hitler and his Nazi Party's rise to power. Goals of Nationalism turn in a quest for global Aryan Supremacy, leading a world to war. In 1943, the Sentinels learn of an attempt by the same industrialists to smuggle their "Fortunes of War" out of Germany before the Allied forces invade. Fearing the wealth will be used to finance the organization of a Fourth German Reich, the Six Sentinels gather together in an effort to prevent the Germans from achieving their goal. The story escalates at every turn, and allows the reader to ride 'side-saddle' with the principal characters for more than two years as the battle of opposing conflict is waged over two continents. Intrigue, danger, romance, disappointment, trust and betrayal are never very far away. Published in 2009, under the genre "Historical Thriller, Fiction, Fortunes of War remained atop Amazon and Barnes and Noble's best sellers list for two years. It is the first book in what will be a continuing series that pits the resourceful problem solving efforts of the Sentinels against those who abuse the privileges of free-enterprise in the quest of their self-serving agendas.… (mere)
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Titel:Fortunes of War (The Sentinels)
Forfattere:Gordon Zuckerman (Forfatter)
Info:Wise Media Group (2022), 300 pages
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The oligarchs of the world have not changed. PreWWII the power hungry of Germany see Hitler only as a means to an end. They have no care about the possible consequences of their actions on others. It is an idealistic group of college students who come up with a plan to combat them. The war takes them on a journey through love and world wide conflict to alter the course of the history. ( )
  bgknighton | Jan 4, 2024 |
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This historical fiction was set in the 1930s during Hitler’s rise to power. It was challenging at first to understand all the different characters, and the “romance” side-story was not needed. However overall, the book is a suspense filled, fast and interesting read. ( )
  Denise45103 | Aug 29, 2023 |
A group of German industrialists seize control of their government in the 1920s to 1930s. Due to this action, they are responsible for placing Adolf Hitler in command and their actions lead to WWII. The sentinels have recently discovered that these same industrialists are attempting to smuggle their accumulated wealth out of Germany before the invasion by the Allies. The sentinels realize this must be stopped. There can never be a fourth reich.

There are a lot of moving parts to this novel. One minute it is espionage, money laundering and war…then it is a romance story. It is a bit disjointed in places. But, it is fascinating. I would love to know more about how the author came up with the money laundering scheme. Is it based on actual knowledge or just something he made up?

I also enjoyed the intelligence surrounding this plot. Then we have some major intensity…this story definitely kept me on my toes.

The narrator, Scott Fleming, did a very good job. He could have been better on the female voices…just a thought.

Need a unique look at the money side of WWII…This is it! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel in exchange for a honest review. ( )
  fredreeca | Aug 29, 2023 |
At Berkeley, California, in 1932, post-graduate students began their doctoral studies at the influential and highly respected Institute for World Economic Studies. By mid-year 1938, 6 doctoral candidates claimed they had
"discovered a pattern that explains and can even predict repeating cycles of the rise and fall of world powers."
The students were the sons and a daughter of highly respected and influential families in the banking and financial world, a son from a family known for fine wine production and a son from a family owning a prestigious auction house.

Unknown to the students, German industrialists were plotting in closed-door meetings to use their connections around the globe to hoard a vast sum of money from illegal war profits, hiding their agenda from those financing the Third Reich.

I have read many riveting WWII historical fiction novels, many of which are based on meticulous research of actual events and people. This novel is gripping in a different way, using the backdrop of World War II to shed light on powerful people using their social status in society in combination with their financial profits to obtain power behind-the-scenes to change the course of history for their monetary gain. Each turn of the page brought new dramatic twists as the scenes changed from the United States to England to Switzerland, including unplanned diversions taken by air, land, and sea.

The scope of political intrigue, greed, secrets, lies, romance, danger, conspiracy, and violence illustrate a compelling narrative of good vs. evil. A thought-provoking novel, leaving a reader to wonder if one-day evil will win or if we admit that evil has won many times around the globe and simply wonder what the future might hold. ( )
  FerneMysteryReader | Aug 1, 2023 |
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I enjoyed this book, especially the beginning and the conversations between the characters. Even though it is fiction, I liked reading this book due to the action and suspense, which made me want to continue reading the series. ( )
  Aleza | Jul 15, 2023 |
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During the financial devastation of the 1920-'30,a group of German Industrialist assume control of their government by supporting Hitler and his Nazi Party's rise to power. Goals of Nationalism turn in a quest for global Aryan Supremacy, leading a world to war. In 1943, the Sentinels learn of an attempt by the same industrialists to smuggle their "Fortunes of War" out of Germany before the Allied forces invade. Fearing the wealth will be used to finance the organization of a Fourth German Reich, the Six Sentinels gather together in an effort to prevent the Germans from achieving their goal. The story escalates at every turn, and allows the reader to ride 'side-saddle' with the principal characters for more than two years as the battle of opposing conflict is waged over two continents. Intrigue, danger, romance, disappointment, trust and betrayal are never very far away. Published in 2009, under the genre "Historical Thriller, Fiction, Fortunes of War remained atop Amazon and Barnes and Noble's best sellers list for two years. It is the first book in what will be a continuing series that pits the resourceful problem solving efforts of the Sentinels against those who abuse the privileges of free-enterprise in the quest of their self-serving agendas.

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