Ballard's War

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iUniverse, Jun 3, 2011 - Fiction - 408 pages
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In the midst of bombing raids on Berlin, the Abwehr— the German Secret Service-- receives an anonymous letter describing in incredible detail top secrets of the German and Allied war plans. Claiming to be an embittered American, Robert Ballard produces a stream of top secret information from both sides of the conflict that can only come from the very highest levels. Embraced by the Abwehr, his extraordinary success in thwarting Allied attacks soon arouses the suspicions of the Gestapo. How can an foreigner be operating a massive spy ring right under their noses?

Oskar Faulheim of the Gestapo discovers Ballard’s infatuation with Sabina Pergolesi, a beautiful Italian widow. He quickly resettles her mother in a seedy pension next to the Ravensburg concentration camp. “Find out everything you can about your Herr Ballard, Faulheim warns Sabina, or she’ll be moved into the camp—with you to quickly follow.

If Ballard remains a mystery, Sabina Pergolesi is also not what she seems. When Ballard mentions they cannot return to America where he would be branded a traitor, she flees him in tears.

 

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"In Berlin, the Abwehr--the German Secret Service--receives an anonymous letter describing top secrets of the German and Allied war plans. Robert Ballard produces a stream of top
secret information from both sides of the conflict that can only come from the very highest levels." --Military Officer Magazine, March 2012. Ballard's War--at last a complex spy thriller with lots of stunning yet realistic plot twists, fascinating multiple story lines, two genuine love stories--and everything works out! A richly satisfying plot just waiting to be put on the silver screen. --Alan Trustman, Screenwriter of "Bullet" and "The Thomas Crown Affair." 

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
13
Chapter Three
21
Chapter Four
24
Chapter Five
29
Chapter Six
36
Chapter Seven
40
Chapter Eight
43
Chapter Sixteen
78
Chapter Seventeen
80
Chapter Eighteen
88
Chapter Nineteen
90
Chapter Twenty
94
Chapter TwentyOne
96
Chapter TwentyTwo
99
Chapter TwentyThree
101

Chapter Nine
47
Chapter Ten
53
Chapter Eleven
57
Chapter Twelve
60
Chapter Thirteen
69
Chapter Fourteen
72
Chapter Fifteen
74
Part Two
106
Part Three
192
PART FOUR
259
Afterword
396
German Glossary
398
About The Author
402
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