One Shot Kill
Spring, 1943. The war is turning against Germany, but Hitler isn't giving up. In a secret bunker deep in occupied France, scientists are hard at work on Hitler's latest deadly weapon: code name FZG-76. Back in England Henderson's boys will need to undergo advanced sniper training if they've any chance of infiltrating the bunker. Parachuting into occupied France, they track down a secret dossier filled with invaluable material - and uncover the meaning of the enigmatic code.
Reviewed on 9th September 2023
World War Two is continuing in anger in this entry of the Henderson’s Boys series, as the core characters return to France under cover.
I really like how Muchamore feels like he’s trying to stick to historical realism with these novels, but that does mean that there is real brutality, real violence, and real repercussions. In places shockingly so, and probably something for adults to be aware of when their children are reading.
This is a solid adventure story though, with real risk, real peril, and a solid pace that keeps the reader’s attention throughout.