Fall Eagle One

Fall Eagle One book cover

A Novel by Warren Bell


Warren Bell has pulled off what you don’t see much of these days. He’s come up with a scenario using German technology from WW2 and put together an easily-read, easy to follow, interesting and believable story.
From the beginning, where modern-day American photographer Harry Pace finds the wreck of a WW2 German plane buried in the snow of Ellesmere Island, to the skies of a war-ravaged Germany, the book drew me in quickly and never let me down throughout. Although not a lot of effort was put into vilifying, I liked the characters I was supposed to like and disliked the appropriate others. I was kept interested and that’s probably the most important part of writing.
Warren doesn’t get carried away with his scenario either. He uses weapons and technologies that were available to the Germans at the time and tells a story that could have happened. No UFO’s are gonna show up and no time warps are gonna transport hordes of Nazi Zombies to America [If that’s what you’re looking for, you will be disappointed]. But by generally sticking to the script, for me (a history buff), it made the story an easy one to get into, stay interested in and, I looked forward to finding out how it was all going to play out…which is saying a lot since I haven’t started a novel in years that made me care enough to finish it.

A positive, a Neutral and a Negative – Fall Eagle One has what you might expect from a WW2 novel [some interesting characters, some objectives, some training, weapons, action, women] except three things: 1) It was interesting; 2) The ‘enemies become friends’ sub-plot; and 3) Cussing! If you’re going authentic military, you gotta cuss. It’s my understanding that back then it was pretty much like it is now with lots of cussing going on. In fact, for those who are not used to hearing it, going into the military in a combat MOS is quite a baptism of fire. Seems like “fuckin’ shit” [or a derivative] was included in almost every sentence I heard when I was [briefly] in the [peace-time] army. Aircrew I know and love seem quite fond of using these words of infinite meaning as well. I suppose I should clarify, I'm talking about fighters here, the younger guys that do most of the killing. Remember Fukuto’s Law - Your language cleans up in direct proportion to your rank and distance from the front. Anyhow, from what I’ve heard, it’s not just the Canadians, Americans, Brits, Aussies and Kiwis with the potty mouths either. The Germans apparently had a colorful vocabulary they espoused as well. I suspect it’s fairly universal. And it’s not like I want to read it, I just feel authenticity demands it. Of course, if you dont want to see it, you're not going to put in in your book. No problem.

Another plus though, Warren has included a character list at the beginning of the book. This little aid is just what I need. I’ve had a life-long problem remembering names and this small thing really helps me out. I think all books should have them and it beats me why they don’t.

FALL EAGLE ONE - recommended 7+


From the back cover:

A Novel

While reading a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC story about a German bomber found melting from an arctic glacier, elderly Evan Thompson recalls his days as a Navy cryptologist breaking the message traffic of the German High Command. Siegfried von Rall. Goering's technical assistant, comes to mind. Enraged by appalling civilian casualties from Allied fire bomb attacks, Rail devises a scheme to kill FDR with "smart bombs" after flying across the arctic to the U.S. Desperate to restore his sagging prestige with Hitler, Goering creates a special detachment of expert heros to carry out the mission. At Bletchly Park in England, Evan's team reads every signal about the detachment but wrongly believes it is an anti-shipping unit. Only after the German AMERIKA BOMBER is winging across the North Atlantic does Evan discern its target. A desperate race ensues, with the Allies scrambling to warn the vacationing President while the Germans near their bomb launch point.

About the Author
During his career as a Naval officer, Warren Bell amassed a wealth of experience for writing about military life and wartime operations. His tour on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations was a postgraduate education in the bureaucratic infighting that occurs at the top echelons of military and political organizations. He has seen much of the world from the air and lived many of the experiences attributed to his characters. Warren lives with his wife, Annette, in Williamsburg, Virginia.


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