The German war machine rolls across Europe, crushing everything in its path. America has only recently entered the war, and the price paid by its allies is already high. The war could drag on for years, could go either way...until the day a strange metallic craft crashes behind enemy lines, bringing with it secrets of world-shattering consequence.
The Nazis are quick to capture the spacecraft and its unearthly occupants, anxious to make use of interstellar devices that could allow them to accomplish their goal of annihilating their enemies.
Realizing what might happen should the Nazis master the alien technology and subjugate its woners, the Allies send in a suicide squada group snidely referred to as "Logan's Losers"to rescue the aliens and their secrets...or destroy them before the enemy can.
Logan's mission is complicated, however, when Russia learns of the aliens and sends it sown agent into the heart of Germany.
A rogue Russian warrior...a traitor among the Logan's invasion force...aliens who may be friend or foe...all driven to a fortress controlled by an implacable enemy.
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I'd really like to know if this book was 'written' by Stan Lee using the Marvel method. For some reason, it reads like he gave the outline to his co-author and let him take it from there... The premise is interesting - an alien spacecraft crash lands behind Nazi lines during the early years of WWII. An arrogant Nazi commanding a V2 rocket lab seeks to learn its secrets while an Allied commando force (a lot like a cross between the Dirty Dozen and the Howling Commandos)is sent to capture it or destroy it. Ooops..did I forget to mention there was a survivor from the crash? Unfortunately, the book reads way too juvenile in tone. The dialogue sounds like pre-hero Marvel comic books and the plot is predictable. I greatly appreciated the nod to the Tom Swift books (one of the characters is nicknamed Tom Swift), but it reads too much like the Tom Swift Jr. series of the fifties and sixties. In the end, the bad guys are destroyed, the surviving hero gets the girl and the alien and the spacecraft.... well, YOU read it. I expected this to be an adult-audience novel, and was disappointed to find it wasn't - disappointed more because of my respect for Mr. Lee who, as a man who disregarded conventional wisdom forty-odd years ago to write comicbooks (one word) HIS WAY, stands out as a true American literary hero! Well, everyone is entitled to a bad day. Hopefully Stan will come out with something more sophisticated and with 'more meat' on the second time around.