“Forsyth is just amazing! The stuff he writes drives your mind! Being a History student, WWII is my favorite topic. This book shows light on SS, Nazi concentration camps, Butcher of Riga... More than that the plot is fantastic! You actually travel with Peter Miller. The end is little disappointing, but still you enjoy the plot”Rohan Tillu wrote this review Monday, July 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It seems so real.
Apart from being a well written and very rich story, the amazing thing about this book and other Forsyth books is that they seem absolutely real. I don't know where reality ends and fiction begins in his books. Perhaps with a bit of research I could go and find out how much of this stuff is true, but the book is great anyway.
The plot concerns a reporter in Germany who finds evidence of an SS officer who escaped justice after WW2. As he tries to find out more, nobody will talk to him about it, and his editor advises him to drop the story. Appalled that the German people are so apathetic about facing up to their own recent history, he presses on and eventually falls foul of the ex-officer in deadly ways.
It has a lot of edge of your seat moments, and I recommend it highly.”
“Classic Forsyth........read any of his books....master of his genre....they dont come better than him.....Fist of God, Icon, Afghan........great read”Rahul S wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Clearing out some old books and found a classic here. Close to 40 years after being a best seller. Still a great read. Very well written and engaging.”Mike wrote this review Tuesday, March 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Classic Forsyth. Fun to revisit it. ”Ron Guilbault wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What an amazingly researched book. I had read it before and it was still haunting. The heartbreaking tragedy in Riga described in the diary of the Jewish suicide victim is worse than the heartbreak of how many SS members were allowed to stay in Germany or get set up in business in the days after the War.
Many reviewers have commented on the enormous amount of research Forsyth must have done in preparation for this book is outstanding. Highly recommend.”
“The storyline is promising and if you take out all the boring history lessons it would be a good book. Seriously why do you need to go on about events that aren't directly related to the current story? He even adds in details from the FUTURE when the book is set in 1963. What this book needs is many more footnotes or endnotes then the plot can be extended. I would have enjoyed learning more about his infiltration and indoctrination into the SS. ”Sassy R wrote this review Friday, October 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“about the ss assassins who did mass murders during the world war II ”qks7 wrote this review Saturday, July 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nearly as good as Jackal. Love the German setting. Chilling.”Chuck Driskell wrote this review Saturday, March 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No