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Summary

The 'master of the wartime spy thriller' (Financial Times) returns with the gripping follow up to the best-selling A Prince and a Spy, as Tom Wilde is sent to Germany to investigate the truth behind Hitler's death....

Germany, late summer 1945.

The war is over, but the country is in ruins. Millions of refugees and holocaust survivors strive to rebuild their lives in displaced persons camps. Millions of German soldiers and SS men are held captive in primitive conditions in open-air detention centres. Everywhere, civilians are desperate for food and shelter. No one admits to having voted Nazi, yet many are unrepentant.

Adolf Hitler is said to have killed himself in his Berlin bunker. But no body was found - and many people believe he is alive. Newspapers are full of stories reporting sightings and theories. Even Stalin, whose own troops captured the bunker, has told President Truman he believes the former Führer is not dead. Day by day, American and British intelligence officers subject senior members of the Nazi regime to gruelling interrogation in their quest for their truth.

Enter Tom Wilde - the Cambridge professor and spy sent in to find out the truth....

©2022 Rory Clements (P)2022 Bonnier Books UK

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The best yet in the series and all the predecessors have been excellent. Great story telling.

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A fine narration of a good book

This is a well crafted story, which is a good addition to the excellent canon of work by Rory Clements. Adam Sims is a fine narrator who brings the book to life. I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the narration.

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Another thrilling book from Rory Clements.

The latest in the Tom Wilde releases. This was engaging and very addictive listening. I have enjoyed all of the Wilde books and look forward to the next.

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Gripping storyline

Loved the book. Very plausible. Good narration. Very clear and made easy listening.recommend highly.

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Good listen, probably mean with my stars.

I enjoyed this overall. I kept oscillating between thinking it was a good believable story and far fetched. I enjoyed the characters and the build up but felt the ending was a bit of a let down but what else could possibly have happened? Is Hitler’s death historical fact? I always thought so but I suppose I’m not sure. Some good action scenes and shocking reminders of Nazi atrocities. Some suspense along with some interesting characterisation. I got fed up an hour or two before the end, it could have been shortened. I normally like loose ends tied up but I was a bit bored going back to each character to find out what happened to them - unnecessary. However I did like the historical postscript outlining the fate of the real people in the book. It was good but not great.

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Another ripping yarn

Clements yet again achieves the tight weaving of history and fiction into a gripping thriller from start to finish.

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Throughly enjoyable alternative history.

The genre post war fiction is a particularly well trodden ground. Clements has a knack of detailing in depth war locales and interweaving a spy thriller element throughout his novel.

I have yet to read the first four but this book can be taken in total isolation for any history buff. Wild is a charismatic American with all the charm and easiness you’d expect.

The Nazis are written with the deception and duplicity that was to be a main thread of the National Socialist party.

It keeps you hooked until the thrilling finale and is a brilliant example of alternative history.

Loved it.

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A superbly written narrative about one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of WW2. Well worth listening to and gripping from beginning to end.

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