Pantheon, Paperback Book
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The darkest secrets of World War II... finally revealed. The number one bestseller returns with his most explosive book to date. Europe is ablaze. America is undecided about joining the fight against Nazism. And James Zennor, a brilliant, troubled, young Oxford don is horrified.

He returns one morning from rowing to discover that his wife has disappeared with their young son, leaving only a note declaring her continuing love. A frantic search through wartime England leads James across the Atlantic and to one of America's greatest universities, its elite clubs and secret societies - right to the heart of the American establishment. And in his hunt for his family, James unearths one of the darkest and deadliest secrets of a world at war...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780007413645

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Eugenics! What an intriguing and horrible subject. I thought it was only Hitler and his Fascist crowd that were hell-bent on producing a superior Aryan race, but this book seemed to play on the idea that there were a lot more people, notably in Britain and America who supported the concept of Eugenics. But this is just fiction, thought I - until I read the Authors Note at the end of the book and realized that the novel was actually based on fact. What a revelation! Hopefully eugenics will not be allowed to raise it's ugly head again in our society. I thoroughly recommend that the Authors Note be read before tacking the main book.An intriguing read, although slow at times.

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