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Sword and Steel: a triple thriller pack [Kindle Edition]

Michael Wallace
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $5.99

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Book Description

By Wall Street Journal bestselling author Michael Wallace comes this collection of three of his most exciting thrillers.

Blood of Vipers: An American fighter pilot shot down over Germany at the end of World War II rescues a group of refugees while avoiding Nazis and brutal Soviet troops.

The Red Rooster: A young woman in Occupied France falls in with a war profiteer while hunting for the Gestapo agent who arrested her father.

State of Siege: A woman teams up with her wealthy ex-boyfriend to target smugglers and avoid the brutal, civilization-destroying schemes of Russian oligarchs.

Product Details

  • File Size: 922 KB
  • Print Length: 626 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Balsalom Publishing (December 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AIWQ6M6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood of Vipers - Fast read, great read December 11, 2012
By Olympe
Format:Kindle Edition
I am not sure why, but there is something about this writer that keeps me reading. Second book I read from him, he knows how to captivate me, I can not put his books down.
No, I am not a friend of him or I do not personally know him, so do not think I get anything for writing this. I just want to tell you all that if I see a book from him, it doesn't matter what it is about I know that I will enjoy it, his writing is superb. This is my honest opinion.
Blood of Vipers was a great read, I like the way the main character is torn between treating the germans he met like enemies or like human beings. It's a tough call for him, but you can feel his hesitation all the way trough.
Devil's deep was a great read too, so interesting and so different.
I bought the Red Rooster and The righteous too, so I will let you know too later when I will have read them.

Originally posted on the book Blood of Vipers on December 5th 2012
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Rooster is Engrossing December 9, 2012
By iamjoy
Format:Kindle Edition
RED ROOSTER: The plot is interesting and moved at a pace that kept my interest. I believe most of the characters were believable - flawed humans rather than paragons of virtue or caricatures of evil (with perhaps one exception - and even then, only maybe). What I sensed overall was a sense of desperation in so many of the characters. Normally, reading about the history of the Third Reich, I think there's a temptation to wonder why people didn't *do* something about it. For the characters in this novel, the answer is that some didn't like or dislike the Nazi agenda, but just wanted to survive. I think the ending of the novel was kind of abrupt, while the main action of the plot had concluded, a little more of an epilogue would have been nice. Unfortunately, I can't elaborate without giving spoilers.

STATE OF SIEGE has an interesting premise, and a few plot twists that keep you guessing. It's not always easy to tell who the bad guys are and who the good guys are, which makes for a fascinating read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read December 26, 2012
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A well written series of books. While not interconnected like most series are, they each offer an interesting plot, likeable and believable characters and satisfactory endings. I would recommend this product to all readers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Man's book January 16, 2013
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I would recommendvthis book for a man who enjoys reading about battles and blood and gore, but I didn't finish it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sword & Steel is A Good Read June 4, 2013
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Three different stories, two World War II adventures and one very different type of warfare. Medieval fighting in a modern day setting.
The first two were entertaining, believable, and enjoyable. The third book was a real thriller. Fast moving with lots of intrigue and suspense.
A different way to try to achieve world domination.
I found some editing problems in all three that may be attributed to auto correct and not proof reading closely.
I would recommend this triple pack for entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Slick
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Blood of Vipers is an interesting read as a young fighter pilot gets shot down over enemy territory and as expected runs into all kinds of problems trying to get back to the allied lines. He ends with a young girl that is trying desperately to escape the Nazi horde as well as the even more fearful Russian Army. Cal Jameson ends up helping and being helped by several other people who are trying to survive. "Blood of Vipers" shows that it is not just the soldiers that are trying to survive this brutal war.

The Red Rooster deals with an attractive young woman trying desperately to find her father who was taken by the Gestopo. She is willing to do anything to locate her father and does just that. She prostitutes herself in order to get close to the Gestopo agent that took her father and she throws in with a German business man who supplies the Nazi war machine. She even gets involved with the French underground. At several points in this action packed adventure you have to keep guessing as to whether or not she has made choices that are going to help her or has she sided with enemy sympathizers. This is the strongest of the triple pack.

State of Siege takes you from the Middle Ages to modern day in what initially appears to be a bunch of billionaires playing deadly games. The heroine is professor of history and specializes in battles that involve taking of castle fortresses. This time she finds she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her involvement is due solely to a young child, the exgtremely rich father of which is a key player in this castle siege game. The game turns ugly in the bat of an eye and it turns out that there is a lot more involved than playing a game. Though a little far fetched, the action keeps you reading right through to the end.

Two out of three strong stories by Michael Wallace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Real Snooze January 2, 2014
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First story was by far the best. I had hoped the last two were of the same caliber. Plots were plodding and dull.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sword and Steel; not so good November 4, 2013
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Just very shallow character development and grindingly slow plots. Read the first 2 novellas and couldn't bring myself to read the third, maybe it's brilliant, Ah well, my loss!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Series of 3 Unrelated Thrillers - Wow!
I thought these three books would all be with the same characters but they are completely unrelated. All three are written so well you don't want to stop reading, even for sleep! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kay D'Neumi
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the past wars' personal views of what it was really like. The...
The first two were good reads about the past, but the third one I didn't like because most of it was the present.
Published 8 months ago by Jan Noble Hitchcock
4.0 out of 5 stars nonstop intrigue and action
This thriller pack was the best. Hope to read more of the same. Easy to identify with all of the characters and their motives.
Published 10 months ago by Carl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Could hardly put the book down until all three were finished. Would recommend to anyone who likes mystery and action.
Published 10 months ago by Betty Hennard
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disapointed
Very short stories. Didn't contain enough of a story to do more than get you begining to identify the characters then it ended. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Donb
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth reading
Very unplausible to say the least not a good read at all I found it all a little hard to believe
Published 13 months ago by Arthur Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Been a while since I read these, but I do remember that EVERY one of...
I'm not very good at remembering books I've read, unless it's been VERY recently, but I do remember that I loved EVERY one of these books, and all of the others I've read by this... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lauren
5.0 out of 5 stars Three interesting stories
I like Michael Wallace's style of writing. He's very diverse in the stories he tells, as witnessed in this pack.
Published 15 months ago by Joy
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Blood of Vipers is an excellent but short story, i really did enjoyed and wish it had been longer.
Red Rooster was very good and easy to follow. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Renato
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I've trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.

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