Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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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.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099527893
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 341g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm

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This is a brilliant read. If your someone interested in history, its especially thought provoking, but even if your not it is still a gripping read. Quest... READ MORE
Captivating and disurbing
I honestly did not think I was going to enjoy this as much as I did but Harris manages to weave an excellent story of betrayal and lies against a backdrop ... READ MORE
Great debut
I have not read many robert harris books despite enjoying those I did read. Fatherland was his first novel and it's very impressive. An alternative histor... READ MORE
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A thought-provoking read. Highly recommended.
A thought-provoking read. An excellent page-turner. Brilliantly crafted storyline. One of his best.
Donna James