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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Subterranean; Limited edition (October 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596063157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596063150
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,348,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A master who keeps his audience spellbound with every sentence." --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Robert McCammon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including the award-winning Boy’s Life and Speaks the Nightbird. There are more than four million copies of his books in print. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clayton Bye on Oct. 29 2009
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Wolf's Hour

The Wolf's Hour
by Robert R. McCammon
Pocket Books, 1989
ISBN: 0-671-66485-9
603 pages
Mass Market Paperback
Historical Fiction/Horror

What can I say about Robert McCammon? A brilliant 1980's author who's storytelling is not easily classified (Mystery Walk, Gone South, The Wolf's Hour, Boy's Life), McCammon retired in the early 1990's, "citing variously depression, exhaustion from overwork, a desire to spend more time with his family, and frustration with publishers, who insisted he limit himself to writing genre horror fiction when he wanted to explore other literary forms." McCammon returned to the publishing world in 2002 with his intriguing historical novel Speaks the Nightbird.

The Wolf's Hour (1989), one of my favourite McCammon books is probably his strangest work to date. Two stories in one, The Wolf's Hour follows the exploits of intelligence agent extraordinaire Michael Gallatin as he frantically tries to foil a Nazi plot to emasculate the allied invasion of Europe in 1944, and it also chronicles the life of Mikhail Gallatinov, a boy who is saved from a Russian Death Squad in 1918 only to become a werewolf.

The two people are obviously the same, and what makes this story work is the amazing and heroic tale that takes an orphaned Russian and turns him into a British werewolf spy who is eventually able to answer the question "What is the lycanthrope in the eyes of God?"

The Wolf's Hour is a treat. Every character in the book is painted larger than life, and each scene stands out clearly in the mind as it comes to a close. I've often wondered why the book has never been put on film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 26 2007
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like werewolf stories, but when I first heard about this book, I thought that the plot sounded pretty far-fetched. Michael Gallatin is a sexy, handsome, debonair, and highly intelligent British spy, battling the Nazis. He is also a werewolf. Hmm, I thought, it just won't work. Well, I was wrong. This is a page turning, attention grabbing book that will simply not let the reader go, so engrossing and well-written a story does the author weave.

The author essentially tells two stories. One is the story of how Michael Gallatin became a werewolf and the man that would dare take on the Nazis. It is a powerful and sensitive telling of his formative years in Russia, weaving a mystical, magical tale. It is also a rip-roaring thriller of how Michael tangles with the Nazis to try and discover their super secret plot to destroy the Allies on D-day. Action packed and full of twists and turns, it is a hell of an adventure!

This is simply a superlative, well-written and suspenseful book that will take the reader by surprise. I simply could not put this book down! Bravo!
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In the minds of many horror novel fans, Robert McCammon was the 80�s best genre writer not named Stephen King. The late 80�s and early 90�s were particularly impressive as he released a trio of amazing novels such as Swan Song, Stinger and The Wolf�s Hour. Mccammon has never written a sequel to one of his novels but if you ask most of his fans they would tell you that The Wolf�s Hour is the most likely to have one since the story ends before the end of the second world war therefore leaving Michael Gallatin with many other potential missions. Of course, McCammon has been retired from publishing for upwards of ten years(Speaks the Nightbird is not a comeback novel as it was written several years ago but only published recently) so it doesn�t look like there will ever be a sequel to The Wolf�s Hour which is sad news for anyone who enjoyed this novel as much as I did.
Michael Gallatin is a transplanted Russian who's a top agent for Britain during WWII. In 1942, he overtook Rommel in North Africa and foiled the Nazis� plan to control the Suez Canal, a vital waterway that would ensure that Nazi Germany could choke off Allied shipping and continue their march east into the underbelly of Russia. Fast forward to 1944: the war still rages on and the Nazis are being forced toward Berlin by a vengeful Soviet tide but Western Europe is still in Hitler�s grip.
Gallatin, in seclusion since 1942, is called back for a vital mission: The first part of the mission has him being parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to retrieve vital information from an informant in Paris who is under tight security from the Gestapo.
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Very entertaining indeed! This is a must read novel!
Robert McCammon takes you on a journey that you will never forget. The novel unveils two time periods. The period of Michael Gallatin's past who as young boy is saved by a pack of wolves that end up taking him in as one of their own. These wolves however are different because they can take on human form as well. The second period is of the present, which is basically the story about Michael Gallatin as an English spy during WWII. The fun part begins when he is parachuted in a small French town occupied by Germans. His mission is to unfold the mystery behind the meaning of "Iron Fist."
"The Wolf's Hour" is full of adventure, love, and suffering. Throughout the pages the reader learns that Michael also has a battle that takes place within himself. One of the things I've learned by reading this novel is that like Michael Gallatin, we too have a greater purpose.
My favorite quote from this book is: "All freedom has its price, but freedom of the mind is priceless."
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