Eden's Gate

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Macmillan, Jun 9, 2001 - Fiction - 301 pages
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DAVID HAGBERG'S novels are not only known for having the ring of truth, his stories eventually become the truth. From Critical Mass's renegade Japanese terrorist bent on revenge to Assassin's Russian nationalists attempting to return their nation to its Soviet glory, and his portrait of Muslim terrorist bin Laden in Joshua's Hammer, Hagberg's characters have provoked fear and thrills in the reader.

In Eden's Gate, a relic from the Second World War comes back to haunt the governments of the free world, as Bill Lane takes on Captain Helmut Speyer, a former East German Stasi, in a battle to keep closed the German underground bunker known for the past half century as Reichsamt 17.

More than fifty years ago, horrific Nazi experiments occurred in underground bunkers. These experiments were on human guinea pigs. Sealed for all time, the Reichsamt 17 bunker was where the most sinister of all Nazi experiments occurred and where the most terrible of the Nazi secrets are held to this day. And one man knows how to retrieve them.

A wall has gone up and come down since the Second World War, and Germany is once again united. As Berlin rebuilds and again becomes the capital of Germany, erasing forever from the minds of the world the rift that the Cold War had created, German federal authorities ask the United States for help. The Germans want Captain Speyer. Infamous in East Germany for his brutality during the communist regime, Helmut Speyer and his group of commandos are now in the United States, and they are up to something in their Montana compound, something that keeps the German government looking nervously over its shoulder.

Former National Security Agent Bill Lane and his wife, FrancesShipley, mount an operation to find out what Speyer and his commandos are plotting. Lane has no idea what is in store for him. Inexorably drawn into the dangerous operation, Lane must beat Speyer to the bunker, stop one of the deadliest man-made weapons from being used against the United States, and capture the former Stasi officer before he reaches his Eden, the safe haven of communist Cuba.


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Typing at mach-speed, ex-Air Force cryptographer Hagberg has published over 60 suspensers under various pen names (Sean Flannery, etc.).This time out, he abandons his long-dependable hero Kirk ... Read full review

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David Hagberg was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force and was trained as a cryptographer. During his career, he was stationed in Greenland and in Germany. He studied physics, mathematics and philosophy at the University of Maryland, Overseas Division and the University of Wisconsin. He worked as a cub reporter on the Duluth Herald and News-Tribune and as a news desk editor for the Associated Press. His first novel, Twister, was published in 1975. He has written over 70 suspense novels including The White House, Joshua's Hammer, Desert Fire, and High Flight. He won three Mystery Scene Magazine Best American Mystery awards for Countdown, Crossfire, and Critical Mass.

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