Even though The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry is a fictional book, there are many fascinating tidbits of information mixed into the fictional narrative
The story serves as an introduction to the character of Cassiopeia Vitt, a fascinating character featured in the Cotton Malone adventure series
The book follows the battle of Okinawa through the eyes of the grunts on the ground and the commanders of both the American and Japanese forces
After the Normandy invasion. Told through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, private Eddie Benson as well as Germans Gerd von Rundstedt and Albert Speer.
Events leading up and after D-Day (Jan-Sept 1944) seeing through the eyes of Eisenhower, the Rommel, Bradley, Patton, von Rundstedt and ordinary soldiers
The Allies believe that Italy will be a piece of cake and they could move on the Germany. Italy did surrender but the Nazis kept on fighting.
The book touches on a part of American history which is rarely talked about, the internment camps built for Japanese Americans
The making of a writer. Daniel Baciagalupo and his father flee a 1950’s New Hampshire logging town after Daniel accidentally killed his father’s lover.
The story is readable, literary, the characters are well drawn and the mischief and mayhem which can gives small towns their unique characteristics are felt