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  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552157360
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

The Odin Mission

A Jack Tanner Adventure




The first novel in the highly commercial new series featuring Sergeant Jack Tanner.

'Tanner is a chiselled protagonist straight out of the pages of the old Commando comics. . . Destined to be a series that will run and run.' (Mail On Sunday)

April 1940. The Nazi Blitzkrieg delivers a hammer blow to defenceless Norway.

The few remaining British troops retreat in the fact of a remorseless German advance. For Sergeant Jack Tanner and his stranded patrol, it is a desperate rearguard action. With the odds stacked against them and the temperature dropping fast, they are not only fighting for their lives, but also to protect a mysterious Norwegian professor in whose hands lies the outcome of the war.

To survive, Tanner must outfox and outfight the pursuing Nazis who are desperate for the secrets the Norwegian holds. They will stop at nothing to secure them. . .

  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552157360
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

James Holland

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, Burma ’44 and, most recently, Big Week, hehas also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels.

He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War, The War in the West. He has presented – and written – many television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery Channels.

He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of WarGen.org, an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalk Valley History Hit podcast. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he also has a weekly podcast with Al Murray, We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Al Murray and James Holland Talk World War II. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.

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Praise for The Odin Mission

Plenty of action...sharp dialogue and swift characterisation. The whole is intelligently structured so that this is absorbing and thoughtful as well as tense and exciting

Daily Telegraph

Old-fashioned, testosterone-fuelled escapism and Tanner is a chiselled protagonist straight out of the pages of the old Commando comics...Destined to be a series that will run and run.

Mail on Sunday

Sharpe for the Blitz years...The Odin Mission is a meaty, all-action yarn.

Sunday Telegraph

A good old-fashioned action hero makes his appearance in this page-turning thriller, the first of a planned series of Second World War novels featuring Sergeant Jack Tanner...James Holland, a respected military historian, has produced a story authentic in every detail.

Telegraph

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