A parachute jump into history. The early hours of June 6th, 1944, and the beginning of the battle to sweep the Germans all the way back to Berlin and beyond.
Before the landings can take place, paratroops have to take and hold strategic crossings to hold back the German armor. Not everything went to plan.
A bridge outside a remote French town, vital for the Germans and vital for the Allies. Company B is traveling in C-47s when their aircraft are hit by flak, and First Platoon jumps into the darkness, dispersed across the entire region of Normandy. A few men land close to the objective. And close to a unit of SS. The company commander is not amongst them, wounded after a bad landing and taken prisoner.
They reach the bridge, and have more obstacles to taking and holding it than they can believe. Including the ominous threat of enemy armor, forging up from the south to throw the Allies back into the sea. And the discovery the CO is a prisoner in a nearby town. Of the Gestapo. Threatened with torture to reveal what he knows about he invasion. And death when they’ve extracted everything his fate will be a hard and brutal death. A hard fight has become an impossible fight against overwhelming odds. Yet it is a fight they cannot lose. No matter what the cost.
Heroes of the 82nd Airborne Book 1 – Tiger Attack is the first shortread fiction set during the Second World War. The book is a collaboration between Todd McLeod and Eric Meyer, the bestselling author of more than fifty war novels.
About the Author
Eric is UK author of over fifteen books. He is a graduate of University College, Cardiff, where he studied politics. He served part-time in the Commandos, the Royal Marines Reserve, reaching the rank of Colour Sergeant. During his service he was seconded to take part in and lead a number of sensitive and classified missions, as well as undertake instructor assignments in a number of Special Forces schools. During this time he pursued a full-time career as an independent coach and consultant, working with various blue chip and smaller organisations. Eric Meyer has developed a specialty as a motivational coach, and drew heavily on his military experience to give his clients the tools for leadership, initiative and audacity that are the mark of the small unit commander.
Working with a number of authors and experts, he has been co-writer on a number of self-improvement and motivational titles. As an author, his books are sold all over the world in paperback, hardback and ebook format. He writes mainly in the genres of military thriller, and detective thriller. Indeed, his first novel, Devil's Guard, The Real Story, is a fact based novel based on the French IndoChina war in what is now known as Vietnam. With a number of novels set during World War II on the Eastern Front, as well as novels of the Vietnam War, his military experience is reflected in a range of war fiction titles. The detective thrillers are based on an NYPD detective, Gabriel de Sade, a Special Forces veteran.
He has also presented a number of documentary films, mostly exploring historical subjects ranging from early Christian history to the mystical brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.
Eric is married with three children, and still pursues his military and historical research in his available spare time. He is also a keen runner, and has achieved success in a number of road and off-road races, including fell-running, the challenging sport of competitive running across hill ranges in the countryside. Throughout his career he has combined his extensive and growing knowledge of military affairs with his zest for the latest motivational tools to produce novels that will both thrill and entertain the reader. Current projects include research into the causes and progress of the war in Afghanistan. Currently, Eric Meyer is a full-time novelist.