- Partisans (novel)
name = Partisans
image_caption = 1984 USA paperback cover
language = English
publisher = Doubleday (Paperback by Fawcett Crest)
media_type = Print
preceded_by = River of Death
followed_by = Floodgate
"Partisans" is a
novelby Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1982. MacLean reverted to the theme of World War II, with which he was successful and highly popular in his early career. However, as with many of his later novels, "Partisans" proved to be less than popular with his long time fans.
World War II, Pete Peterson, a Yugoslavian agent with an unlikely name, and his team of compatriots cross war-torn Yugoslavia to deliver a secret message and unmask a double agent.
It is not clear who Peterson is actually working for, as the plot meanders through the confusion of Yugoslavia's three-way civil war, with Communist
Partisans, the Serb royalist Chetniks and the Croatian fascist Ustashefighting as much against each other as against their Italian and German occupiers. Everyone's loyalties are uncertain.Obviously, the sardonic Petersen is not working for the Nazis, but what about those with him?
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