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Posted June 5, 2006
Teheran Conference, 1943 -- 'what if' history
Writing credible alternative history scenarios is tough. Longtime Kerr fans may find Hilter's Peace not quite up to the high standard set by his previous books. It's difficult to explain why without giving away the twists and turns of the plot, and there are plenty of those to keep the pages turning quickly. The central character, OSS functionary Willard Mayer, strains credibilty. The political and ethnic skeletons in his closet are too perfect, he has known too many key figures, he is too often in just the right place at the right time. This Hitler and this Stalin are too subtle and pragmatic. All the right ingredents are here: lavish historical detail, spies, political treachery, famous people, beautiful and randy women, and mysterious murders -- they just don't coalesce into prime Kerr.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.