In memory of everyone's favorite quiet time buddy, I think book reviews are appropriate for Thorsday.
Where Eagles Dare
by Alistair MacLean
c. 1967; 312 pages
Winter of 1944, during a blizzard, and Major Smith is leading a team of 8 commandos to parachute into Germany and rescue Lieutenant General Carnaby. Unknown to all except Major Smith, a woman is along for the mission, hidden among equipment they're taking along. The team makes its way into a picturesque hamlet in Germany, meeting a pretty double agent who is to assist them in getting into the Schloss Adler, perched atop a cliff, to rescue Carnaby. Along the way, Smith must figure out who among his group is a traitor. While there were certainly implausible parts in this book, you can easily overlook them. There was plenty of action in this book, and I thought it would make a great movie. Well, when I looked on Amazon to see if it's still available for you (the book is being reissued in May of this year), it turns out that it was a movie, with Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in it. I guess someone else shared my opinion of this book 40 years ago.