Shadows in the Mist
by Brian Moreland
Review by Andrew Brooks
Berkley Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425224335
Date: 02 September 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Shadows in the Mist, by novelist Brian Moreland, is one the better first efforts I've read this year. Set during WWII, following a squad of soldiers in the daily hell of combat, and Moreland goes ahead and tosses in the Nazi's historically accurate obsession with the occult? This book rocks. Moreland blurs the line between fact and fiction, and the subtlety he shows here reminded me at times of Tim Powers. There's a careful weaving of reality and the supernatural that I've found rare in books that attempt to set the fantastic in real life. It's a careful balance, and an area in which Moreland succeeds brilliantly. From official release/information:
Product Description: World War II hero Jack Chambers still has nightmares about Hürtgen Forest in Germany—and the unholy horrors he battled there. Now, he is determined to tell his tale. His grandson, Sean, is given the task of carrying his message. But Sean's personal quest will pull him into a deadly race against those who wish to bury the truth forever and those who wish to use it to unleash hell on earth.