Reluctant Heroes

by James Baddock


ISBN: 9781782347750
  • Word Count250,128
  • Page Count762
  • IllustrationsNone

First in the Cormack and Woodward series, it involves a dangerous mission into wartime Europe in order to try and find vital information about the ‘Liechtenstein’ onboard radar system that Luftwaffe night fighters are using to shoot down RAF bombers in ever increasing numbers. The only way to do this is to steal a night fighter from a securely guarded Luftwaffe air base… Based on a true story.

Sequel to The Dutch Caper, where Cormack and Woodward have to fly into Berlin during the last days of the War, in order to bring out ‘Emerald’, a highly placed British agent, who is being hunted, not just by the Gestapo, but by Soviet Intelligence as well. The action takes place against a background of a Berlin that is being systematically destroyed by the attacking Red Army.

The third book in the series, set during the Berlin Blockade of 1948. Cormack and Woodward uncover an assassination plot that, if successful, could spark armed conflict in Berlin that, almost inevitably, will lead to World War Three… Bad enough that they don’t know when or where the killing is to take place, but even worse is the suspicion that their own superiors could be involved…

About the Author

James Baddock has had six thrillers published in the UK, USA and Canada. Reactions to these have included being described as ‘leading the pack in suspense mystery’ by Clive Cussler, and having ‘much in common with Jack Higgins’ by the Daily Express. His books are all very much fast paced espionage thrillers, with the emphasis on action, although characters are given space to grow and develop; indeed, one of his priorities is to avoid stereotypes and to let their strengths and weaknesses emerge as the story unfolds, especially in terms of how they behave when under extreme pressure. Five of these books (The Dutch Caper, Emerald, Piccolo, The Alaska Project and The Faust Conspiracy) are now being published as ebooks, along with two brand new titles (Berlin Endgame and Servants Of The State). During a previous life, James taught English and Media Studies at several Secondary and Upper Schools, but still found time to gain an Honours Degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Media, Culture and Communications. His interests include reading, rock music, films and Tottenham Hotspur (not necessarily in that order).