On 20 July 1944, Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped an assassin's bomb.
Axel von Gottberg and his conspirators were hunted down and hanged from meat-hooks, and the executions filmed.
Sixty years later, Conrad Senior is left a legacy of papers by von Gottberg's close friend, the legendary Oxford professor Elya Mendel, and becomes obsessed with what they reveal and finding the brutal film.
Award-winning writer Justin Cartwright has conjured a masterwork that addresses the nature of friendship and what it means to be human, and it is a remarkable tapestry of passion, ideas, frailty and courage.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/02/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747585947