THE WAR GOD

BY FREDERICK E. SMITH

KILLING IS THE BEST REVENGE.

Franz Kessler — one-time pacifist, German Army officer, deserter — is the War God. He’s collected a renegade company — desperate German and American deserters, English ex-cons, Italian partisans, French crooks and a beautiful woman who infiltrates enemy positions. Worshipped by the local Italian peasants, they hand out stolen food and medicine while they massacre the soldiers of both sides.

When a bullet-hard American deserter shows up after shooting two MPs, he fits right in — almost. Joe Beccione wants to know too much. He wants to know why a cold, aristocratic officer like Kessler gets a demonic look in his eyes when he fires his machinegun. He wants to know what lust for revenge drives him to be...

            THE WAR GOD