My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Book 3 in the series continues Sergeant Mahoney’s battles liberating Nazi occupied France in 1944. The Bloody Bush refers to hedgerows, wall-like vegetation very common in the area as it created numerous obstacles from everything from reconnaissance to impeding tank progress. There’s a shitload of endless hedgerows chapter after chapter. All of the action takes place on the front-line where characters are introduced then killed off then new characters are introduced then killed off. This became rather tedious and I was really hoping for some non-combat diversion which didn’t happen. The action sequences were well written, exciting, and nicely gory, and I really liked the historical references to actual events and people. Just an okay entry in the series compared to the first two books which I thought were superior.
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