A brilliant "what if" novel of the years after WW2 for fans of SS-GB and The Man in the High Castle. 'Fatherland for an action movie age.' Daily Telegraph 'Set in a world in which Britain made peace with Hitler after 1940, this account of a mercenary mission to Africa makes for an engrossing and convincing debut.' Sunday Express Books of the Year 'This graphic, pacy alternate history thriller is scarily convincing.' Australian 1952. It is more than a decade since humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to Britain's war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler. In Africa, the swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean.
Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies.
The brutal presence of the SS is visible everywhere.
Now, however, the demonic plans of Walter Hochburg - architect of Nazi Africa - threaten Britain's ailing colonies. In England, ex-mercenary Burton Cole is offered one last contract.
Burton jumps at the chance to settle an old score with Hochburg, despite the protests of the woman he loves.
If Burton fails, unimaginable horrors will be unleashed in Africa.
No one - black or white - will be spared. But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton is forced to flee for his life.
His flight takes him from the unholy killing ground of Kongo to SS slave camps and on to war-torn Angola, finally reaching its thrilling climax in a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of the Afrika Reich itself. Guy Saville combines meticulous research with edge-of-the seat suspense to produce a superb novel of alternate history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, map
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781444710663