Author(s): Robert Harris
'The highest form of thriller . . . non-stop excitement' The TimesINCLUDES THE FIRST CHAPTER OF ROBERT HARRIS'S FORTHCOMING NOVEL, MUNICHWhat if Hitler had won the 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.
"Clever and ingenious... Its breeding is by Orwell, out of P. D. James, a detective story inside a future shock" * Daily Mail * "A writer who handles suspense like a literary Alfred Hitchcock" -- NELSON MANDELA "Robert Harris has recreated the whole structure of a totally corrupt society in a way that makes the flesh creep" -- JOHN MORTIMER "Powerful and chilling... convincing in every detail" -- MARTHA GELLHORN "Gripping in the way John Buchan, Len Deighton and John LeCarre are. The writing is superb" -- WOODROW WYATT "The highest form of thriller... non-stop excitement" * The Times * "Tightly constructed... grips as tightly as a Nazi's glove" * Independent on Sunday * "A fantastic thriller... The final solution is an utter surprise. Harris reaches it with speed, conveying a whole culture of grotesquery and kitsch" * Mail on Sunday * "Ingenious... fast-paced and beautifully written" * Esquire *
Robert Harris is the author of twelve 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, Conclave and most recently, Munich. 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.