The Devil's Pact

The Devil's Pact

(Jack Tanner: book 5): a blood-pumping, edge-of-your-seat wartime thriller guaranteed to have you hooked…


Readers of Robert Harris, Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett will love this all-action, high-octane wartime thriller from bestselling author and historian James Holland. With its authentic and vivid depiction of war, its gut-punchingly realistic battle scenes and its amazing characterisation, this is one not to miss!

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

'A rollicking good and authentic read' -- ***** Reader review
'Fantastic - couldn't put it down' -- ***** Reader review
'Terrific writing' -- ***** Reader review
'Great writer, great book. Buy anything by Holland and you will not be disappointed. Excellent!' -- ***** Reader review
'I have read all 5 books and they keep you enthralled from start to finish every time' -- ***** Reader review

With North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily, and the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Rangers are in the vanguard of the assault on the Italian beaches.

But promotion to Company Commander has brought fresh trouble for Jack Tanner. Not only has his new Battalion Commander decided to make his life as difficult as possible, but they soon find themselves battling against some of the toughest, most determined troops in the Wehrmacht.

In the bitter fighting that follows, Tanner witnesses a new reality. Forced to question the cause for which they have fought so long, Tanner and his trusted sidekick, Sykes, find themselves embroiled in a deeply personal fight, in which they have to use all their resolve, skill and experience if they are to stand any chance of survival...

Have you read the other Jack Tanner adventures? Discover The Odin Mission, Darkest Hour, Blood of Honour and Hellfire now!

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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