World War II Mystery

I read Billy Boyle by James R. Benn in ebook format but it is also available in hardback and paperback.  This book is the first book in a series about Billy Boyle, special investigator for General Eisenhower and there are 9 books so far in the series.

The book opens with Billy on a drafty and cold B-17 headed to England.  He had joined the army hoping his connections thru his mother would get his a cushy job.  Instead he was on his way to see his uncle General Eisenhower to become in special investigator.

General Eisenhower wants him to find a spy that has infiltrated Operation Juno which is an allied operation centered on Norway. Billy wonders if he up to the task since he had barely passed the detective exam with his family’s help and only has 5 years experience investigating.

Billy just gets started investigating when a murder occurs.  The story unfolds with Billy trying to solve the case against the backdrop of the war and a fledgling love interest.

This book is great summer read. The author has done a good job creating the main character and the world he lives in.  I will definitely read more books in the series.  If you like Todd Charles books you should like this book.

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