Fatherland

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Arrow, 2009 - Alternative histories (Fiction) - 386 pages
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Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

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User Review  - repb - LibraryThing

An interesting premise; and a little unnerving, the Nazis winning WW2. I enjoyed the suspense and the characters. Reminded me of Martin Cruz Smith's novel and character - Arkady. Very well-written and with a minimum of bad language. Well done, indeed. Read full review

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User Review  - missizicks - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure about this at first. It seemed like a police procedural set in a world where the Nazi régime hadn't been defeated, and I wondered what the point was. Especially as it seemed to give a ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Robert Harris is the author of eleven bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and Conclave. His forthcoming book, Munich, coming out in September 2017, is set over the four days of the Munich Conference, and is filled with the real-life characters and events of the time. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.

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