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Publisher's Summary

In 1945, a ruthless female assassin attempts to take down the ultimate target: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And an unlikely hero, Professor Mikhal Lammeck, may be the only one who can stop her.

David L. Robbins is a New York Times best-selling author and a writer widely acknowledged for his ability to pen startlingly accurate alternate-history fiction. By positing the assassination of a U.S. president, this may be the acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet.

©2006 David L. Robbins (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Ingenious....A solid, satisfying treat for the armchair historian." (Kirkus Reviews) "Provide[s] thriller readers with one of their best reads of the year....The powerful climax deserves the term 'heart-stopping'." (Publishers Weekly)

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Very Good read!!!

This is an under-rated book caused by the first reviewer who went to the extreme and gave it a one star instead of at worst a three star... The rating unjustly skewed the books ranking downward.

This story is very entertaining read! As always reader "George Guidall" is superb.

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Nelson DeMille - The Lions Game .... Great book
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Brad Thor
Brad Meltzer
Alex Berenson
Vince Flynn - Mitch Rapp
Robert Littell - The Company: A Novel of the CIA (good but very long)
Lee Child - Jack Reacher
Adrain Mckinty - Dead I May Well Be
Trevanian - Shibumi
Bernard Cornwell "Sharpe’s Tiger" (Richard Sharpe series) /Historical Fiction

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Engaging

Thoroughly engaging. I listen while I drive and on several occasions, drove out of my way and below the speed limit, even waiting in parking lots to finish chapters. I thought the story was well written and historically interesting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Dan
  • Fayetteville, AR, United States
  • 10-13-07

new end to an old story

Well paced story set during WWII. I was a little put off by the modern slang and idioms set during this time. I don't think people then talked about the "spin cycle." The two main characters were well drawn. The story line was interesting and the final chapter worth the read.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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really good spy/assassin book

makes you think it's 1945. historical characters like roosevelt are in it. great cat in mouse between govt agents and protagonist. highly recommend this book. way, way better than similar types.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Luis
  • Miami, Fl, United States
  • 06-02-09

The Naration was great

The book had some good parts and some dull ones.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic!

This was one my favorite listens in a long time. Just takes you into another time and place. It holds your interest from page one and never let's go of it. A great, and interesting thriller.

Most highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Hopelessly boring

In its attempt to be a "period piece," this novel fails miserably.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful