A lone journalist unravels the mystery behind a Nazi war criminal's escape In 1945, as the Allies closed in on war-ravaged Berlin, Hitler's personal secretary, Martin Bormann, made his escape. Since that fateful day, Bormann's story has been shrouded in mystery. Thirty-one years later, a journalist has begun to finally piece together Bormann's cunning getaway. His electrifying investigation exposes the unwitting role of five Allied POWs in Bormann's escape plot as the Nazi regime crumbled. Now, with help from a surviving POW, this journalist follows history's twists and turns to a final, shocking conclusion. "Jack Higgins is the master." -Tom Clancy Jack Higgins is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty thrillers that have sold over 250 million copies worldwide, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. Before beginning his writing career, Higgins served in the British Army along the East German border. He lives in the Channel Islands.
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The electrifying WWII bestseller from the master of the game.
On the 30th April 1945, Russian radar reported a light aircraft leaving the vicinity of the Tiergarten in Berlin. But who was on board, and where was the plane going?
Berlin was in ruins as the Russians moved relentlessly towards the concrete bunker where the Nazi adminstration had been destroyed. But one man, Reichsleiter Martin Bormann, Adolf Hitler’s secretary and eminence grise had a daring plan to escape.
Far away to the south–west , at Schloss Arlberg above the River Inn, five prisoners of war were contemplating their fate. Would they be murdered by their captors or liberated by the Russians?
Unbeknown to them Bormann has his own plans. They are about to become part of a mystery that has fascinated the world for over sixty years. What exactly did happen to Bormann and his prisoners?Review:
Another first rate page-turner from Jack Higgins, a writer at the peak of his power’
‘Open a Jack Higgins novel and you’ll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers … first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action.’
‘Higgins is a master of his craft.’
‘A thriller writer in a class of his own.’
‘The master craftsman of good, clean adventure.’
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Book Description Arrow Books, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099159104