Blood of Honour

Blood of Honour

(Jack Tanner: Book 3): an atmospheric and fast-paced action thriller set at the height of WW2.


Readers of Robert Harris, Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett will love this all-action, blood-pumping wartime thriller from bestselling author and historian James Holland. Full of wholly convincing battles scenes and expert characterisation, as well as a compelling, high-octane storyline, this is one you won't be able to put down!

'Absorbing and thoughtful as well as tense and exciting' -- Daily Telegraph

'Fantastic - unputdownable!' -- ***** Reader review
'Great stuff. Highly entertaining and well written' -- ***** Reader review
'Once you start you cannot put this down' -- ***** Reader review
'Another cracking Jack Tanner novel' -- ***** Reader review



In the face of a German invasion, Sergeant Jack Tanner is embroiled in a deadly game of survival that will test his resolve more than ever before. Not only has he fallen out with his commander but he has mortally offended Alopex, a powerful local chieftain.

As if that wasn't enough, Tanner and the rest of his battalion are caught in vicious close-quarter fighting against crack German paratroopers. Before long, they find themselves in bitter retreat to the mountainous interior where only one man can help them - Alopex.

Although whether he will come to their rescue or not remains to be seen...

Jack Tanner's adventures continue in Hellfire.


  • 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

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 he has presented - and written - a large number of television programmes and series. He has a weekly Second World War podcast, We Have of Making You Talk, with Al Murray, and is Chair of the Chalke Valley History Festival. He is a research fellow at St Andrew's University.
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