It is twenty years after Nazi Germany's triumphant victory in World War II and the entire country is preparing for the grand celebration of the FÜhrer's seventy-fifth birthday, as well as the imminent peacemaking visit from President Kennedy. Meanwhile, Berlin Detective Xavier March -- a... show more
It is twenty years after Nazi Germany's triumphant victory in World War II and the entire country is preparing for the grand celebration of the FÜhrer's seventy-fifth birthday, as well as the imminent peacemaking visit from President Kennedy. Meanwhile, Berlin Detective Xavier March -- a disillusioned but talented investigation of a corpse washed up on the shore of a lake. When a dead man turns out to be a high-ranking Nazi commander, the Gestapo orders March off the case immediately. Suddenly other unrelated deaths are anything but routine. Now obsessed by the case, March teams up with a beautiful, young American journalist and starts asking questions...dangerous questions. What they uncover is a terrifying and long-concealed conspiracy of such astonding and mind-numbing terror that is it certain to spell the end of the Third Reich -- if they can live long enough to tell the world about it.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 15th 1993
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
Set in 1964 in a world where Germany won the war (although Russia still holds out against them), a series of events drag detective Xavier March into an investigation loaded with danger.As he picks his ways through the clues, the atmosphere gets more and more tense as he has to watch his every step.T...
bookshelves: alternative-history, mystery-thriller, published-1992, spring-2014, re-visit-2014, re-read, wwii, nazi-related Read from May 07, 2006 to May 07, 2014 BBC DescriptionA chilling adaptation of Robert Harris's best-selling novel set in an imaginary Hitler-led post-war Germany. Nazi Germa...
I thought Fatherland was such a good read! Alternate history intrigues me and I think this particular point in history is one of the most speculated about when it comes to 'what if's'. What if Germany won WWII?To begin with I found it hard to lose myself in the alternate reality because my mind kep...
Cliched, predictable and utterly boring.
at time of writing a clear four-star, with all the changes the world has experienced since 1993, seems more and more a quaint piece of historica.premise: Germany wins WW2. the emotional thrust of the story is 'uncovering the truth about the Holocaust.' I may look this work up again on ibooks, maybe ...