Active Measuresby Alexander Court
Although the United States government cannot take an
As a child, he was obsessed with hereditary differences. Now, as a physician specializing in eugenics and euthanasia, he is free to pursue his agenda of genetic cleansingusing terrorist tactics and scientific experimentation. His goal is to rid the world of ethnic diversity and create one pure race.
Although the United States government cannot take an official stand against him, it has dispatched an operative who possesses the knowledge to get close enough to the target to assassinate him:
A fellow physician.
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This fast-paced thriller is riddled with errors and misrepresentation. For example: contrary to p. 73, Sweden did not allow over 400,000 Nazi soldiers to cross its border to attack Norway: the invasion came from the sea. The king at the time was Gustaf V not Gustaf VI Adolf. It's false to write on p.261 that 'premeditated murder in Sweden carried a mandatory death sentence'. Sweden abolished the death penalty in 1921; the last execution took place in 1910. Baffling is the description of the Swedish flag 'with its off-center white cross on a red background' (p.210); it's yellow and blue. There are many more I could mention.
I thought it would be just another Clancy type novel--and it does have that element--but the historical revelations and condemnations are fascinating and surprising. It is a very fast read and offers a pretty raw critique of the actions of Sweden and some European and US companies during world war II. The stroy is modern and exciting, but the things you learn are equally gripping.