It’s 1944. Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel, driven by Holden Caulfield-level disdain for everyone he’s ever met, especially incompetents and fat guys, decides to buy a bank and separate from Canada. No wait, that can’t be right. Let me check my notes. He decides to surrender to the Allies. While driving around France for pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle meetings to discuss this plan, a plane shoots his car, forcing him out of the story. Later, General George Patton (George C. Scott) arrives in France and discusses a truce with a different Wehrmacht general entirely. It sounds good to Patton, but he has to kick the idea upstairs. Will Stalin accept? Yes, he will… not. The end.
History is full of mysteries and imponderables, but none greater than this one: Why were some editions of this book called Hour of the Fox?