#4: TWO TO GO
R.R. Miller (245 pages)
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This novel is the fourth novel in a four book sequential series. It delivers fifty chapters and sixty six thousand words in a fast paced, easy to read style, liberally laced with sex, violence, nostalgia and a whole lot of fun. The format is a satire of movies of the period. It’s written in the first person, in descriptive, visual terms with many surprises.
The total package, “The Life and Times of Anthony James” is four concurrent novels beginning with #1 “ONE FOR THE SHOW”, 1936.. This novel contains the wartime experiences of our hero and his union with the other two main characters. #2;. “THREE FOR THE MONEY”, 1947; #3; “FOUR TO GET READY”, 1949 and “TWO TO GO”, 1958.
The three main characters are: Anthony James; six feet tall in his socks and a tight one hundred and ninety pounds. As an R.A.F. fighter pilot, he was shot down over France, rescued by the underground, and spent two years of the war working with the underground in Europe.
Tommy Sanderson; a retired U.S. Naval Commander with a quick wit and a temper to match. He stands six feet two and weighs a solid three to four hundred pounds. A big spread but nobody knows, not even Tommy.
Steve Hughes; a Commander of British Army Intelligence; retired. His broad bulk approaches Tommy’s, but is still measurable at two hundred and ninety pounds. Meticulous and dapper, he’s the perfect English gentleman, with a Scottish accent.
They were brought together after WW11, on assignment to establish an intelligence unit in Berlin, to track down and recover national treasures, confiscated during the Nazi occupation. A friendship developed, and when they left active service; Tony convinced them to join him as partners in an advertising agency, back in Montreal