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World War II Historical Fiction Novel, The Katyn Order is Receiving Rave Reviews

Author, Douglas W. Jacobson is pleased to announce that his book, The Katyn Order is receiving rave reviews from critics and readers.

Chicago, IL, October 23, 2012 --( The German War Machine is in retreat as the Russians advance. In Warsaw, Resistance fighters rise up against their Nazi occupiers, but the Germans retaliate, ruthlessly leveling the city. American, Adam Nowak has been dropped into Poland by British intelligence as an assassin and Resistance fighter. During the Warsaw Rising he meets Natalia, a covert operative who has lost everything—just as he has. Amid the Allied power struggle left by Germany’s defeat, Adam and Natalia join in a desperate hunt for the 1940 Soviet order authorizing the murders of 20,000 Polish army officers and civilians. If they can find the Katyn Order before the Russians do, they just might change the fate of Poland.

“Douglas Jacobson’s new novel, 'The Katyń Order,' is possibly the first use of Katyń as background for fiction. He does it well, seamlessly weaving the 'history lessons' into the narrative. Warsaw and Kraków City Maps help the reader locate the 'action.' A worthy follow-up to Jacobson’s 'Night of Flames: A Novel of World War II,' and a good read.” - Maureen Mroczek Morris, Cosmopolitan Review

“Jacobson follows his debut, Night of Flames, with another solid WWII thriller.” - Publisher’s Weekly –May 2012

"Compelling authenticity and evocatively rendered detail will captivate history buffs and thriller fans alike." - The Library Journal

Book Information:
The Katyn Order
Author: Douglas W Jacobson
Publisher: McBooks Press
ISBN: 978-1590136478
Pages: 424
Published: May 2012

About The Author:
Douglas W. Jacobson is an engineer, business owner and World War Two history enthusiast. Doug has traveled extensively in Europe researching stories of the courage of common people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. His debut novel, Night of Flames: A Novel of World War Two was published in 2007 by McBooks Press, and was released in paperback in 2008. Night of Flames won the “2008 Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Wisconsin Library Association. Doug writes a monthly column on Poland’s contribution during WW2, and has published articles on Belgium’s WW2 escape organization, the Comet Line and other European Resistance organizations. Doug’s second historical novel, The Katyn Order, which will be released in May, 2011 focuses on one of history’s most notorious war crimes, the Katyn massacre.

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