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Basil's War

Fiction: Mystery
Unabridged   9 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/04/2021

Basil's War

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696604574


A swashbuckling British agent goes behind enemy lines to search for a religious text that might hold the key to ending the second World War.

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Product Description

Basil St. Florian is an accomplished agent in the British Army, tasked with dozens of dangerous missions for crown and country across the globe. But his current mission, going undercover in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, might be his toughest assignment yet. He will be searching for an ecclesiastic manuscript that doesn't officially exist, one that genius professor Alan Turing believes may hold the key to a code that could prevent the death of millions and possibly even end the war.

St. Florian isn't the classic British special agent with a stiff upper lip—he is a swashbuckling, whisky-drinking cynic and thrill-seeker who resents having to leave Vivien Leigh's bed to set out on his crucial mission. Despite these proclivities, though, Basil's Army superiors know he's the best man for the job, carrying out his espionage with enough charm and quick wit to make any of his subjects lower their guards.

Action-packed and bursting with WWII–era intrigue (much of which has basis in fact), Basil's War is a classic espionage thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning critic, essayist, and bestselling novelist Stephen Hunter.


"Narrator James Cameron Stewart delivers a tongue-in-cheek WWII adventure featuring British spy Basil St. Florian. Listeners meet the real-life code breaker Alan Turing and learn that St. Florian must locate a rare 1789 manuscript called "A Path to Jesus" to crack a code and possibly end the war." ---AudioFile

"Hunter adopts a breezy, boys’ adventure book style that complements Basil’s derring-do exploits."―Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"One of the best thriller novelists around." ―The Washington Post

"The front rank of the thriller novelists." ―People

Author Bio

Stephen Hunter won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism as well as the 1998 American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Writing in Criticism for his work as film critic at the Washington Post. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Havana, Pale Horse Coming, and Hot Springs.