Fatherland (Paperback)Robert Harris (author)
A masterpiece of thriller writing, Fatherland is set in a brutal 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.
A consistent career-long favourite of Waterstones’ customers, Robert Harris is a heavyweight of historical fiction with a knack for creating page-turning political thrillers with literary credence. Best known for the ‘what if’ masterpiece Fatherland and his Cicero series as well as the controversial Blairite-era roman à clef, The Ghost Harris is never less than consistently excellent, balancing on that most delicate tight-rope where challenging and thought-provoking literature meets page-turning entertainment.
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
"Clever and ingenious... Its breeding is by Orwell, out of P. D. James, a detective story inside a future shock" - Daily Mail
"Gripping in the way John Buchan, Len Deighton and John LeCarre are. The writing is superb. This novel lifts its author into a new and superior class" - The Times
"The highest form of thriller... non-stop excitement" - The Times
"Powerful and chilling... convincing in every detail" - Daily Telegraph
"A writer who handles suspense like a literary Alfred Hitchcock" - Guardian
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