My #teasertuesday this week is from Comes a Horseman, book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.
“That is possible.” Karl clasped his hands and tapped his forefingers together. “So… if they are not in Switzerland, what is the other logical place they’d head for?”
Reiniger took a few minutes to work out that the question hadn’t been rhetorical. “They’d head for the Channel, sir.”
“Exactly.” Karl glanced at the papers he’d been reading. “New orders have come through this morning. I am needed in France.”
The statement wasn’t a lie, but Karl was not about to expand on the content of the letter he’d received. Headquarters was not impressed by his lack of results. As he’d been unable to track down the elusive Doktor Lehrer, he was being reassigned. However, if his assumption was correct and Lowe and his team—along with Lehrer—had foolishly decided to attempt a Channel crossing, perhaps all was not entirely lost.
“We will miss you here in Germany, Standartenführer.”
Karl met Reiniger’s gaze and smiled. “I have been told to pick my staff, Obersturmführer, and I can think of no better man as my second-in-command. Although you have failed me in your attempts to locate the traitor, Lehrer, and his associates, I am certain you will do better in tracking down and eliminating Resistance cells in the Caen area.”
Reiniger was a good soldier, one who enjoyed certain aspects of his work a little too much at times. But that could be used. After all, if Lowe was in France, he’d need help, and enlisting the cooperation of the local Maquis would be a good place to start.
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