STARRED REVIEW, Publisher's Weekly: "...suspenseful...Benn does his usual excellent job of incorporating historical background into a fast-paced plot, which barely slows down on the way to the satisfactory resolution."


"Benn's 12th World War II mystery keeps the action coming, with a nifty whodunit chaser."
—Kirkus Reviews

​"Benn​ ​molds an entertaining story out of Billy and his cohorts’ encounters with odious Swiss bankers and a cadre​ of ​Gestapo agents stationed in Bern to protect the loot. Great history here." 
—Booklist​

"Extensive historical and military contextual detail, copious suspense, plenty of action, and the innate politics of power are distinctive traits of this acclaimed World War II–set series....The theme of Swiss complicity with the Nazis and their profiteering is absorbing and should appeal to historical fiction fans, mystery readers, and military buffs."
—Library Journal

"​This is the twelfth installment of the Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries, and these creations just keep getting better and better.​"​
—Suspense Magazine ​

"A white-knuckle adventure from the start. . . In The Devouring, Benn has created yet another thoroughly entertaining historical mystery page-turner that is filled with bountiful amounts of action and adventure. His ability to bring fresh understanding to an already well written about period of history is refreshing."
—New York Journal of Books

“The Devouring is packed with the action we have come to expect from the Billy Boyle books​. ​The combination of history, action and suspense in the Billy Boyle novels continues to be irresistible – it’s one of the best crime novel series.​”
—Connecticut News

“This is the twelfth installment of the Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries, and these creations just keep getting better and better.​”
​​—​Suspense Magazine



“Billy Boyle gets better and better. This is a must-read series.”
–Lee Child

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“Benn's 11th Billy Boyle mystery has snappy dialogue, satisfying action scenes, and much interesting history about D-Day. ”
—Kirkus Reviews

“The suspenseful story line, set on the eve of the Normandy invasion in 1944, will keep readers turning the pages ... Benn movingly depicts Nazi cruelties that Boyle and his comrades witness.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A non-stop action story that adds in the golden nugget of a really cool history lesson.”
—Suspense Magazine

"...the stuff of exciting fiction...By moving the action to Nazi-held France, Benn opens the story to the derring-do of the French Resistance: blowing bridges, hiding in tunnels, outfoxing Nazis, et al. This is a thoroughly entertaining, well-told war adventure..."
—Booklist

"...readers will be completely seduced by the series’ usual wit, fascinating historical details, and relentless action even as the cumulative toll of war on Boyle and company adds even more depth and complexity to the characters."
—Rick Koster, The Day (New London CT)