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Victory is close. Vengeance is closer. On the brink of defeat, Hitler commissioned 10,000 V2s - ballistic rockets that carried a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound, which he believed would win the war. Dr Rudi Graf who, along with his friend Werner von Braun, had once dreamt of sending a rocket to the moon, now finds himself in November 1944 in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland, launching V2s against London. No one understands the volatile, deadly machine better than Graf, but his disillusionment with the war leads to him being investigated for sabotage. Kay Caton-Walsh, an officer in the WAAF, has experienced first-hand the horror of a V2 strike. When 160 Londoners, mostly women and children, are killed by a single missile, the government decides to send a team of WAAFs to newly-liberated Belgium in the hope of discovering the location of the launch sites. But not all the Germans have left and Kay finds herself in mortal danger. As the war reaches its desperate end, their twin stories play out, interlocked and separate, until their destinies are finally forced together.
''A belter of a thriller'' THE TIMES ''A master storyteller . . . an important book for our particular historical moment'' OBSERVER ''His best since Fatherland'' SUNDAY TIMES ''From what is it they flee?'' He took a while to reply. By the time he spoke the men had gone inside. He said quietly, ''They killed the King.'' 1660. Colonel Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, cross the Atlantic. Having been found guilty of high treason for the murder of Charles the I, they are wanted and on the run. A reward hangs over their heads - for their capture, dead or alive.
In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He''ll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice.
Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other.
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THE LATEST NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS: chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times , Sunday Times , Guardian , Telegraph , Mail on Sunday , and Express WHAT IF YOUR FUTURE LIES IN THE PAST? _____________________________________ ''One word: wonderful . Two words: compulsive reading . Three words: buy it tomorrow . Four words: tonight, if it''s possible .'' STEPHEN KING ''A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative.'' SUNDAY TIMES ''Genuinely thrilling.'' DAILY TELEGRAPH _____________________________________ Dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land. It''s a crime to be out after dark, and Fairfax knows he must arrive at his destination - a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor - before night falls and curfew is imposed. He''s lost and he''s becoming anxious as he slowly picks his way across a countryside strewn with the ancient artefacts of a civilisation that seems to have ended in cataclysm. What Fairfax cannot know is that, in the days and weeks to come, everything he believes in will be tested to destruction, as he uncovers a secret that is as dangerous as it is terrifying ... _____________________________________ ''[Harris] takes us on a thrilling ride while serving up serious food for thought.'' SUNDAY EXPRESS ''A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really.'' EVENING STANDARD ''The book''s real power lies in its between-the-lines warning that our embrace of the internet represents some kind of sleepwalk into oblivion. It''s a provocative, tub-thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud.'' DAILY MAIL ''Harris'' latest work intelligently warps historical fiction and tackles issues of religion, science and the apocalypse in the process. As he flexes his imagination, you will be left pondering as often as you are page-turning.'' HERALD ''A brilliantly imaginative thriller'' READER''S DIGEST NOW PRE-ORDER ROBERT''S NEW THRILLER V2 - COMING AUTUMN 2020
Following the death of the Pope, 120 Cardinals gather in the Vatican in order to decide who will be elected one of the most powerful men in the world. Gripping and explosive, this is a contemporary conspiracy thriller about the corrupting nature of ambition, from the acclaimed author of DICTATOR and AN OFFICER AND A SPY.
Sept. 1938 in München, Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini und Daladier in einer Konferenz, 2017, dt: München englischer Journalist und Autor, seine Frau ist die Schwester von Nick Hornby
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY.
September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war.
Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.
The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.
As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own.
Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.
When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?
NOMINATED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Adam Lang has been Britain's prime minister. And now that he's left office, a cash advance to compose a tell-all memoir of his life and years of power. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this magnum opus, he hires a ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal.
The year is 63 BC. In an age of political titans, Cicero stands supreme: the senior consul of the Roman republic. But jealous rivals are determined to destroy him and seize control of the state. To thwart them will take all his guile - and will lead him, and Rome, to the brink of destruction.