The Madagaskar Plan (Paperback)Guy Saville (author)
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A brilliant "what if" novel of the years after WW2 for fans of SS-GB and The Man in the High Castle.
1953. Britain and her Empire are diminished. Nazi Germany controls Europe and a vast African territory. There has been no Holocaust. Instead, the Jews have been exiled to Madagaskar, a tropical ghetto ruled by the SS.
Returning home after a disastrous mission to Africa, ex-mercenary Burton Cole finds his lover has disappeared. Desperate to discover her, he is drawn into a conspiracy that will lead him back to the Dark Continent.
Meanwhile Walter Hochburg, Nazi Governor of Kongo, has turned his attention to Madagaskar. Among the prisoners are scientists who could develop him a weapon of unimaginable power.
But Hochburg is not the only one interested in Madagaskar. The British plan to destroy its naval base to bring America into a war against the Reich. They have found the ideal man for the task: Reuben Salois, the only Jew to have escaped the ghetto. The only one brave, or foolhardy, enough to return.
These three men will converge on Madagaskar. The fate of the world is in their hands...
Drawing on the Nazis' original plans for the Jews, Guy Saville has meticulously imagined a world-that-nearly-was to tell an epic tale of love, revenge and survival.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 35 mm
Sometimes it takes a stark and stunning reminder of what could have been to remind us how lucky we are. Truly the best book I have read this year so far. * Parmenion Books *
With terrifying plausibility, Saville imagines Madagascar as a melting pot of Nazi brutality, audacious conspiracies, desperate battles for life and simmering revolt. Add to this outstandingly visual prose, ingenious plotting and a cast of acutely observed characters, and you have the most daring, disturbing and compelling alternate history you will read this year. * Lancashire Evening Post *
Praise for The Afrika Reich * - *
Saville gives us an horrific reimagining of the Dark Continent * The Times *
[The] plot is clever, imaginative and, in its finale, wholly unexpected. In a crowded field, THE AFRIKA REICH stands out as a rich and unusual thriller, politically sophisticated and hard to forget * Economist *
Fatherland for an action movie age * Daily Telegraph *
A thoroughly enjoyable and compelling read * Sun *
This graphic, pacy alternate history thriller is scarily convincing * Australian *
An enthralling look at the horror that might have been if Germany was not defeated * Sydney Daily Telegraph *
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