Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb is a tale of science and espionage, adventure and tragedy. Although confusing at first, Neal Bascomb weaves many characters into this story - German scientists attempting harness nuclear power to build a bomb, mixed bands of Norwegian patriots risking everything to free Norway from German oppression, and British and American bomber crews trying to destroy the "heavy water" plant at Vermork.
While Americans are working on The Manhattan Project, allies discover Germany's plans for harnessing nuclear power for their own version of the atomic bomb. After two British operations fail to stop the Nazi's deadly designs, the task falls to a group of Norwegian commandos armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage. These men will need to survive months in Norway's snowy wilderness and elude extensive manhunts by German soldiers...all to execute two of the most dangerous acts of sabotage in World War II.
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb has been nominated for the 2016-2017 Young Adult Golden Sower Award. If you liked Neal Bascomb's The Nazi Hunters, this will be another great nonfictions read.