Arthur Cantrell Recreates the Terror and Intrigue that Foreshadowed the End of WWII

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New novel is an unsettling look into the intrigues of Nazi figurehead Heinrich Himmler.

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In his stunning debut novel, Arthur Cantrell masterfully blends the speculative and the authentic to recreate the terror and intrigue that foreshadowed the end of World War II. A heady mix of powerful storytelling and a cast of complexly drawn characters, Flight of the Valkyrie bears all the hallmarks of a great and unforgettable historical fiction and espionage thriller.

It is 1945, Germany and the Axis Powers is losing the war. Concerned about his future, Heinrich Himmler proposes to infiltrate the Manhattan Project and capture the newly developed atomic bomb. He intends to use the weapon as leverage to mitigate Germany’s surrender terms. After receiving classified intelligence of the project’s progress from a mole within the Russian spy network, a top-secret team of German commandos lands on the coast of Maine.

From there, Himmler’s desperation unfurls to a ruthless campaign of blackmail and forgery. Cantrell, the compelling and powerful narrator, guides readers through clandestine meetings, political schemes, a bleak war-torn landscape and finally the stunning conclusion of Himmler’s atrocious machinations.

Heralding the arrival of a gifted new literary voice, Flight of the Valkyrie is at once a brilliantly orchestrated espionage thriller, an unsettling look into the intrigues of one of the most terrifying Nazi figureheads and a glimpse into the turmoil that engulfed the world during World War II.

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About the Author
Arthur Cantrell is an oncologist making his home in Arkansas. A retired member of the National Guard, he served for over two decades achieving the rank of Colonel. His decorations for distinguished service include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal. While he previously published in a medical journal, Flight of the Valkyrie is his first novel.

Flight of the Valkyrie * by Arthur Cantrell
Publication Date: 11/25/2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 278 pages; 978-1-4836-7216-8
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 278 pages; 978-1-4836-7217-5
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