82nd Airborne has fought hard, through France, through the Ardennes forest, until they face the most daunting obstacle. The border of the Third Reich.
Operation Varsity is the largest airborne operation in history. 1st platoon lands outside Alsdorf to block any attempt by the Germans to rush reinforcements toward Aachen, the intended destination for the 82nd main force.
The town is reported to be undefended, except by a few demoralized Hitler Youth. From the moment they land, when PFC Ray Cassidy and PFC Harry Byrd land on top of a German sentry, to their advance on the town, things start to go wrong. More wrong than anyone could have imagined. The town is defended by demoralized Hitler Youth. But nobody mentioned the company of hard-bitten Wehrmacht troopers, veterans of the Russian Front. Up against overwhelming odds, sandwiched between fanatical Nazis and an incoming USAF bombing raid the battle rages, whilst for Ray Cassidy, it becomes a personal crusade for vengeance.
Heroes of the 82nd Airborne Book 10 – Fire and Fury is the tenth work of shortread fiction set during the Second World War in Europe. The book is a collaboration between Todd McLeod and Eric Meyer, the bestselling author of more than fifty war novels.