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Love, Immortal (Alchemy, lTrast I think of Philip Kerr who does a tremendous amount of research on his World War II novels but it s all seamlessly integrated into the storyThis will not be a problem for every reader but I was also put off by Mathews s treatment of her real historical characters She makes the readers voyeurs peeping into the bedrooms of Churchill s daughter daughter inaw Author Mathews concocts a fictional thriller set at a real time in history involving Ian Fleming Lego DC Super Heroes later author of 007 novels It takes place during the middle eastern conference between Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin in their debates and decision making in how to destroy Hitler s forces via D Day Fleming a member the British Naval Intelligence unit was actually involved in the planning of this conference but was not present and wasaid up with an illness but Mathews weaves a tale of his being made aware of a plot by a mysterious shadow of a Nazi spy who has infiltrated the conference under the guise of one of the trusted people present The aim of THE FENCER is to kill all the three eaders If you are a fan of James Bond whether via books or movies you will be interested in how sh This book was not my thing but I needed it for a book challenge I istened to the audio and it took me 4 days to get through it when it only reuired one afternoon I thought the story was creative and well thought out but the narrative style was my Renaissance Emerge Series least favorite whenistening to audios It felt a Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power little to clinical for my tastes I wanted than what thingsooked From a Whisper to a Shout likeI wanted what it feltike and what the thoughts were I could see the characters but couldn t feel them I did Alt 10 Retrospect Prospect like the way the author pulled it all in at the ending so 2 stars this would have been a 5 star book except for the fact that I figured out who the bad guy was before the half way mark of the book I hate that I veost count of how many novels I ve read over the years that fictionalize author Ian Fleming s involvement in Naval Intelligence in World War II In each case known history speculative biography and obvious Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom literary invention meet Most yarns by theikes of Damian Stevenson and Aaron Cooley seek to present foreshadowings of what Fleming would write in his James Bond books The imaginations of such writers are usually uite fanciful with Fleming being the action figure than he actually was I can t recall any previous work uite as Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals literate as Francine Mathews To Bad to die which weaves flashbacks from Fleming s childhood into his investigation into a Nazi plot to assassinate Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin at their November 1943 conference in Tehran to plan out the Normandy invasion Very convincingly Mathews sketches many portraits of important historical figures from the Big Three to their entourages and family members code breaker Allan Turing broadcaster Edward R Morrow Chineseeader Chiang Kai Shek and US ambassador to Great Britain Averell HarrimanAlthough ittle of this story happened or could have happened in 1943 Mathews is especially believable creating the milieu in which all these figures have happened in 1943 Mathews is especially believable creating the milieu in which all these figures notably using vocabulary and terms of English schoolboys when Fleming was young Hints of the Bond books to come include references to martinis shaken not stirred a voice inside Fleming s head giving him the ego of 007 a false passport giving Commander Fleming the fake of James Bond and a torture scene is clearly meant to seem the inspiration for a very similar situation in 1953 s Casino Royale The death of Fleming s father during World War I is offered as the psychological motivation for Fleming s spinning out fantastic yarns In short Mathews digs deeper than many other writers to give readers than a hot and fast page turner Obviously Bond fans World War II buffs and overs of espionage yarns in general are a perfect audience for Too Bad to Die Aficionados in general are a perfect audience for Too Bad to Die Aficionados suspense and mystery stories should find much to appreciate from Francine Mathews descriptive tale even if few readers will miss the obvious clues that reveal who the main villain is Southern African Literature: An Introduction long before heevels a pistol at Fleming Still I can t help but think the actual creator of James Bond would approve of this oneThis review first appeared at BookPleasurescom on Oct 29 2016. Is tipped off that Hitler's top assassin has infiltrated the conference Seizing his chance to play a part in a real ife action story Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi kill.
free read Too Bad to DieA NovelHaving read and enjoyed Mathews previous historical thriller Jack 1939 I ooked forward to reading Too Bad to Die and I was not disappointed I was hooked in the prologue when I Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) learned the origin of the book title Too Bad to Die is an excellent blend of historyiterature and cinema as it gives us the background of Ian Fleming the creator of James Bond and the importance of the meeting between Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin Mathews research blends seamlessly into her narrative Her portraits of the world eaders are at on TOO BAD TO DIEFrancine MathewsTOO BAD TO MathewsTOO BAD TO is a wonderful historical thriller that features British Navel Intelligence officer Ian Fleming who prevents a Nazi plot trying to assassinate Franklin Delano Roosevelt Winston Churchill and Stalin In November 1943 the big three Meet At The Tehran Conference And Fleming at the Tehran Conference and Fleming Hitler s top assassin has been given the assignment Fleming goes undercover to discover the assassin and in the process has to face the fact that betrayal is sometimes just too closeMs Mathews has done an excellent job of including so many real ife characters and the intrigue is very suspenseful She is becoming one of the best spy thrillers today She even manages to include shaken not stirred Good book Ian Fleming is best known for creating one of American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture literature s most exciting characters But where did he come up with ideas for such a man A man confident and capable of taking on the toughest challenges Not many know Fleming s background As a child he proved to be something of a rebel He moved around from school to school because he failed to fit in His fluency in German French and Russian made him invaluable to certain people and by the time WW2 came along Fleming had traveled from Moscow to Paris Berlin and back to England He was a shoe in for Naval Intelligence work And one particular assignment which would change the course of the War proved his most undaunting challengeCairo Egypt November 1943President Roosevelt meets Prime Minister Churchill to celebrate Thanksgiving and prepare for their journey to Tehran where they will meet Marshal Stalin to discuss Operation Overlord the invasion of Western Europe Hitlerearns of the Big Three meeting from his most trusted spy codenamed Fencer It is believed this man or woman was responsible for some of the most impossible missions which saved Nazi Germany from military disaster Where and how the Fencer gets information is as much a mystery as the Fencer s identifyWhen Fleming arrives in Cairo he is joined by a childhood friend a Yank with whom he shares information about the Fencer and his communiues to Berlin in real time It becomes apparent to Fleming the Fencer has been assigned to assassinate the Big Three at the Tehran Conference thus saving Hitler from military disaster and from having to fight a two front war But
"HOW DOES FLEMING GET THE BIG THREE TO HEAR "does Fleming get the Big Three to hear story Will they believe himFleming ever the dashing intelligence officer who knows how to romance women drink play cards and pursue an elusive enemy finds himself with his back to the wall Although he is certain something dangerous is brewing no one will BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) listen or believe his story And so he thus embarks on a journey to seek and destroy the Fencer But the Fencer appears to know his every move How is this possible he wonders Unless the Fencer is closer to him than he thoughtWith help from an unlikely heroine and a wily PolishJewish pilot Ian Fleming finds himself on the most exciting and dangerous mission of hisife One that is for the books so to speakI found this copy an unproofed edition in an Amvets thrift shop and My Hero Academia liked the cover and title After reading what it was about I was hooked The author has done her research about Fleming and her characters both fictional and real in this story make for a good read Iike her clich s with Fleming toying around about the idea of writing spy novels when the war is over and coming up with the right name for his character not to mention an all too tasty drink shaken not stirred I ve studied a bit of Fleming s military career and found him to be a bit exciting than some might have believed The time and place where the Big Three met did in fact occur and Hitler most November 1943 Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much exciting than his ,
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Reading Too Bad To Die Wouldn TToo Bad To Die wouldn t Child have oved that title is so brisk and Diamond in the Dark light on its feet that youl be sucked right in to this whirling plot involving British Naval Intelligence Officer Ian Fleming and the Tehran Conference of 1943Told with fast shifting points of view and a ibrary s worth of savory historical detail this spy thriller suspense novel mashes the form in spirited fashion and expects you to keep up precious Imagine an espionage novel starring Ian Fleming Winston Churchill Franklin Delano Roosevelt Alan Turing Josef Stalin Lavrenti Beria Churchill s daughter and daughter in aw one of Roosevelt s sons and a passel of other recognizable characters thrown together at a fateful time in 1943 Oh and you might add James Bond to the mixIn this delightfully wicked novel American crime and espionage writer Francine Mathews builds on known facts about the high powered people who figure in the story and imagines them as they might have reacted to a Nazi assassination plot directed against Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin The tale is set in Cairo and Tehran where the eaders of the three Allies came together to set the strategy for the invasion of Nazi Europe As best I can tell the broad historical events depicted in this book are entirely consistent with the facts It s the plot that is fully imaginedIan Fleming was in fact assistant to the head of British Naval Intelligence and was the inventive author of some of the most dramatic deceptions Mounted By The Allies by the Allies held the rank of Commander As indicated in the book he was the son of a wealthy Member of Parliament who died on the Western Front in 1917 He was in fact educated at Eton and Sandhurst The James Bond series of spy novels Fleming wrote after the war were based in arge part on his experience as a master of the craft Much of the rest is fictionToo Bad to Die recounts the events of seven days The African American Odyssey Volume 2 late in November 1943 Roosevelt and Churchill both ailing old men have flown to Cairo with the ostensible purpose of reaching a joint strategy to deal with Stalin a few days hence at a fateful conference in Tehran Mathews is a careful student of history because the dialogue involving thesearger than ife figures is entirely credible and their circumstances and the state of their health are all grounded in factThe conceit around which Mathews builds her tale is that Ian Fleming departs from his desk job to tangle with a Nazi master spy who threatens to assassinate the Big Three eaders There s not a ot of mystery around the identity of the master spy even if Fleming is in the dark but the unfolding events make for A Thoroughly Enjoyable Story thoroughly enjoyable story you ve read the book description and you know the basics Ian Fleming Royal Navy intelligence officer and ater creator of Agent 007 Handbook of Agricultural Entomology learns that a mole within the western delegation to the Allies Tehran Conference in 1943 is a Nazi agent who has masterminded a plan to kill Prime Minister Churchill President Roosevelt and Premier Stalin Fleming takes it on himself to find out who the traitor is and foil the plotThat s a terrific idea for a historical thriller Though it s not an original idea since it s based on an assassination plan that was rud to be planned at the time I wish a better writer had come up with such a good ideaWith a mole hunting plot writers go one of two ways One way is for the reader to know who the mole is all along so that the thrill and intrigue are in the cat and mouse game The other way is for the reader and the protagonist to investigate together with the big reveal at the end It appears that in this case Mathews intended the plot to work the second way The problem is that the whodunnit is ridiculously obvious almost from the get go I kept thinking there must be some big twist coming but it didn tMathews also shares a problem that is all too common in historical fiction It s the compulsion to cram the text full of every bit of research the author did This kills all the plot s momentum and the story sinks And it s so unnecessary By con. Wnifeuntil the critical Tehran Conference when Winston Churchill Franklin Roosevelt and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D Day invasion With the Big Three in one place Fleming.