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Posted December 20, 2013
This is a terrific novel, a blend of historical and mystery fict
This is a terrific novel, a blend of historical and mystery fiction centered on events at the end of World War II and their consequences. Don't be fooled by the surface. Peter Quinn's detective, Fintan Dunne, comes from a long line of shrewd, rich figures in American detective novels, icons like Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. But Quinn's ambitions are much larger than the classic mysteries; he's writing about the extreme excesses of Nazi Germany, about eugenics and mass murder, and how ordinary people tried to cope with what they were learning. And then there's how the manner in which WWII ended led to the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This is a big book and a compelling read. You won't be able to put it down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.