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 were 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.
The stories are so enhanced by the reading that I search for books read by Steven Pacey. I was not disappointed. The semi historical also satisfied me. All in all a superb book.
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A masterful example of the art of novel writing, perfectly read. Based on historical events interpreted by an author who's apparently effortless prose belies his profound skills, this is a superbly paced,thoroughly well crafted work. Highly recommended.