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Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Officéђؤand secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Guy flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Rikard travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course. And once again, Robert Harris gives us actual events of historical importancéђؤhere are Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladieŕђؤat the heart of an electrifying, un-put-downable novel.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2018
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017
ISBN: 9780525520269
Branch Call Number: FICTION HARRIS 2018
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm


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Jan 26, 2018

Four days in September, 1938. The backdrop is the summit meeting at which Hitler, Mussolini, and Neville Chamberlain allow Czechoslovakia to be partitioned at the demand of Nazi Germany; two more minor functionaries, sundered Oxford colleagues, conspire to meet in the respective German and English retinues. Even though we know how the big story will end, Harris' characteristic strong plotting, solid research, and touching humanity produce a highly tense and gripping spy narrative with the Gestapo lurking and the fate of nations being decided.


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