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Harper Collins, Apr 1, 1993 - Fiction - 380 pages
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It is twenty years after Nazi Germany's triumphant victory in World War II and the entire country is preparing for the grand celebration of the Führer's seventy-fifth birthday, as well as the imminent peacemaking visit from President Kennedy.

Meanwhile, Berlin Detective Xavier March -- a disillusioned but talented investigation of a corpse washed up on the shore of a lake. When a dead man turns out to be a high-ranking Nazi commander, the Gestapo orders March off the case immediately. Suddenly other unrelated deaths are anything but routine.

Now obsessed by the case, March teams up with a beautiful, young American journalist and starts asking questions...dangerous questions. What they uncover is a terrifying and long-concealed conspiracy of such astonding and mind-numbing terror that is it certain to spell the end of the Third Reich -- if they can live long enough to tell the world about it.


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Good writing and a good plot. - Goodreads
Interesting Nazi WWII premise. - Goodreads
Brilliant, with an ending I didn't see coming at all. - Goodreads
Over-rated, with a damp squib of an ending. - Goodreads
Good plot, well-written and believable. - Goodreads
That's how you make an unsatisfying ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Monte Lamb - Goodreads

An entertaining book with several very good twists in the plot. It's 1963 in Berlin and Germany won the war. A series of mysterious deaths set our investigator onto a story that has its roots in the 1940's with serious consequences. Read full review

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User Review  - Annie Burrows - Goodreads

I enjoyed this more than others I've read by this author. However, it kind of fell between two stools. Too much historical detail to make it a really gripping thriller, but too much story to be a historical novel -which made me give it 3 rather than 4 stars. pity we can't give half stars! Read full review

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Author Robert Harris was born in Nottingham, England in 1957. He attended King Edward VII College and Selwyn College. He has worked as a BBC journalist, the Political Editor of the Observer, and a columnist for The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. He was named Columnist of the Year by the British Press in 2003. He has written both fiction and nonfiction books and currently lives in Berkshire, England. His works of fiction include; An Officer and a Spy, The Fear Index, Pompeii, Enigma and Fatherland.

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