The Final Reckoning, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


From the author of Number One bestseller The Righteous Men.

How are hundreds of unexplained deaths, spanning the globe, connected to the last great secret of the Second World War? Tom Byrne has fallen from grace since his days as an idealistic young lawyer in New York.

Now he'll work for anyone -- as long as the money's right. So when the United Nations call him in to do their dirty work, he accepts the job without hesitation.

A suspected suicide bomber shot by UN security staff has turned out to be a harmless old man: Tom must placate the family and limit their claims for compensation. In London, Tom meets the dead man's alluring daughter, Rebecca, and learns that her father was not quite the innocent he seemed.

He unravels details of a unique, hidden brotherhood, united in a mission that has spanned the world and caused hundreds of unexplained deaths. Pursued by those ready to kill to uncover the truth, Tom has to unlock a secret that has lain buried for more than 60 years -- the last great secret of the Second World War.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780007266494



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A well put together novel based on true events. The secret life of an old Jewish man shot dead by police outside the United Nations in New York is revealed by our hero, lawyer Tom Byrne. The story of the old mans life takes us from his childhood in the Lithuanian ghetto, his work for the Jewish underground resistance and his continuiing work for a Jewish secret society taking revenge on ex-Nazis. I found this book fascinating, as someone who knows little about the holocaust it opened my eyes to the suffering of the Jews during WW2 and how a handful of men and women decided to seek revenge.

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Group of people has vowed never to allow anybody to threaten their people in the way they have suffered during WW2. For that they went long way punishing those that have been at the forefront and have led execution parties. Their "punishing" missions continued long after the WW2. Suddenly last remaining member of the group moves on, to finish the task they set before themselves, almost forty years after group was disbanded. Also, dark secret emerges from the group s history& .[return][return]Book with similar plot is "The League of Night and Fog" by David Morell.[return][return]Recommended.

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