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Jack of Spades Review

Jack of Spades

Your Book Angel

May 27, 2021

Historical Fiction - World War II


In the years between 1938 and 1942, most of the world’s focus is on Europe and the war Adolf Hitler has reigned. Yet, at the same time German forces are also fighting the British for control of Africa. A battle most had written off, to Field Marshall Rommel aka The Desert Fox and Major Stirling aka The Phantom Major, the fate of the war will be determined by their actions.

Enter the desert and ride along with both sides of the line in David Lucero’s Jack of Spades. A detailed look behind the scenes of what it takes to win (and lose) multiple battles as well as how they impact the overall war. David takes his readers on an experience from points of view most never have the ability to obtain; that of a soldier.

Merging history within a realistic storyline, one struggles to decipher what is fact and what is fiction. However, during the first half of the book, the tale was hidden behind the specifics of the artillery and military tactics used. This led to a slow-moving plotline, which ultimately came together within the final pages. Incorporate the large amount of profanity utilized and a rating of 3 out of 5 stars is given.

Be that this story is in regards World War II, one should expect actions that are difficult to read. Please read with caution as the following may be triggering: mangled and dead bodies, scandal, deceit, betrayal, gambling, heart attack, buried alive, bleeding out, starvation, bombings, knife and gun violence, bullying, and murder.

An epic battle between two extraordinary military officers, Jack of Spades brings an aspect of World War II to the attention of all.

Thank you to #JackofSpades, #DavidLucero, and #YourBookAngel for the opportunity to read this book and give my honest review.


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