Jack Chambers survived World War II, but the memories of what he saw and fought in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany still haunt him in the present day. The horrors he experienced went far deeper than just fighting the Germans. An old power had been raised by the Third Reich back in Hurtgen. This seemingly unstoppable foe was more than the soldiers bargained for. Fighting and containing it was a task that Jack was forced to take on with little experience in such things and with few others on his side.
Years later, Jack decides to come forth with his tales and his grandson, Sean, is sent with Jack's war diary to reveal the information. However, there are others who wish to keep those secrets from the war quiet. The terror that’s been hidden for so many years could destroy the world if the knowledge of it came into the hands of the wrong people.
Brian Moreland’s book is more than a simple war story. Shadows in the Mist is an intense tale that weaves an impressive web of thrills, horror, history and the supernatural. The action is face paced and grabs the reader immediately, and never lets go. The intensity grows with each page and makes it very hard to set the book down. The setting in the Hurtgen Forest is amazingly detailed and the reader will feel as if a part of the war. Moreland’s characters are interesting and well developed, which makes it so easy to get thoroughly involved in the plot.
All told this is a book that once read will continue to stir up thoughts in a reader. It’s a powerful and truly unforgettable tale. Shadows in the Mist would be a great story to adapt for the big screen. The impressive events and action contained in the book would make this a sure win at the box office.