By James R. Benn
March, 1944: US military Lieutenant Billy Boyle, again in England after a deadly venture in Italy, is due for a bit R&R, and likewise a merchandising. however the now-Captain Boyle doesn't get to chill and luxuriate in his relaxation time simply because provoking circumstances fall into his lap straight away.
The first is a private request from an estranged buddy: Sergeant Eugene "Tree" Jackson, who grew up with Billy in Boston, is a part of the 617th Tank Destroyers, the all-African American battalion poised to make historical past via being the USA Army's first combatant African American corporation. yet making background isn't effortless, and the 617th faces racism at each flip. considered one of Tree's males, a gunner named offended Smith, has been arrested for a criminal offense he very likely didn't dedicate, and faces the gallows if the genuine killer isn't came across. Tree understands US most sensible brass won't care approximately justice during this example, and asks Billy if he'll investigate it.
But Billy can't use any of his leave to enquire, simply because British intelligence agent significant Cosgrove places him on a weird and wonderful and mild case. A British accountant has been murdered in an English village, and he may well or would possibly not have had a few reference to the USA Army--Billy doesn't be aware of, simply because Cosgrove won't inform him. Billy is meant to enter the village and examine the homicide, yet every thing turns out fishy--he's no longer allowed to interrogate definite key witnesses, and his acquaintances and helpers maintain being whisked away. Billy is pressured approximately no matter if Cosgrove even desires him to unravel the homicide, and why.
The excellent news is the mysterious homicide provides Billy an excuse to spend time in and round the village the place Tree and his unit are stationed. If he's fortunate, perhaps he can unravel either mysteries--and keep multiple blameless existence.
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A Blind Goddess (Billy Boyle World War II Mystery) by James R. Benn