An acclaimed historical thriller by the author of HOUSE OF CARDS – a highly original, fast-moving tale that gives an unexpected twist to the last days of the Second World War. Now reissued in a new cover style.
Spring 1945. The final weeks of the war. One man holds the secret that will decide the fate of post-war Europe: Peter Hencke, an unlikely hero, a German prisoner-of-war on the run.
Refusing to wait for peace and the freedom it will finally bring, Hencke is fired by a personal mission that drives him to risk everything in his lonely, treacherous journey across wartime Britain, back through the battle-torn remnants of the Third Reich – to the very heart of encircled Berlin.
One man faced by the mightiest armies ever assembled, pursued by the most powerful and ruthless men in Europe – and helped and loved by two of the most extraordinary women. The secret of Peter Hencke will be hidden until the very last moments of the war.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
‘Truly the great escape… quite simply, a good old-fashioned adventure that rattles along to a cataclysmic finale.’
‘Thrilling escapism… what a corker, with a cunning twist in the tail. After this, the last moments of the war will never seem the same again.’
Michael Dobbs was at Mrs Thatcher’s side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister, and was a key aide to John Major when he was voted out. In between times he was bombed in Brighton, banished from Chequers and blamed for failing to secure a Blair-Major television debate. He is now one of the country’s leading political commentators and a BBC TV presenter of current affairs.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060179783
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060179783
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800601797861.0
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060179783
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060179783