The Seventh Secret

The Seventh Secret

by Irving Wallace

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The Seventh Secret by Irving Wallace

Emily Ashcroft and her father, Sir Harrison Ashcroft, have set out to write a definitive biography of Adolph Hitler. Before they can finalize their manuscript, however, a cryptic letter from a German dentist sends Sir Harrison off to attempt the excavation of the site of the F�hrerbunker, where Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, lived out the final weeks of their life before committing suicide and being cremated in a shallow pit. The thing is � maybe they didn't.

Unfortunately, before the excavation can begin, Ashcroft is run down in a hit-and-run that would seem accidental � except the driver backed up and ran him over a second time.

Armed only with the dentist's letter, her notes, and the determination to finish her father's book, Emily Ashcroft makes her own journey to Berlin. She is joined by a Russian museum curator, an American architect writing a book on Nazi and Third Reich architecture, and a Mossad agent, posing as a reporter. Together they uncover what may be the greatest hoax ever perpetrated � the faked death of the Father of the Third Reich, and the plan to bring the Nazi party back to power.

Through harrowing adventures, steamy romance, impersonators, SS guards, and survivors they piece together the missing puzzle pieces of what really happened so long ago. The only question is � are they up to the challenge, and, as they begin to close in, can they survive it?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013315129
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 188,764
File size: 715 KB

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The Seventh Secret 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
5 stars for the story. Irving Wallace was one of the great writers of the 20th century. This nook edition does have a few editing errors which is unfortunate. The story is based on the premise that Hitler and Eva Braun may not have perished at the end of WWII. This made for a fictional tale of intrigue that was seemlessly woven with known historical facts. Characters and plot were very well developed with twists and turns throughout. I disagree with the reviewer who thought that the ending was too abrupt and felt it was unfinished. I felt the ending brought things full circle but still left you with a bit a myster - what if??? A compelling read that's hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book used becaused it seemed based on a very interesting premise-that Hitler had actually survived WWII instead of committing suicide as history teaches us. I thought the story flowed well and the mix of characters was quite good. That being said, I thought it ended rather abruptly, with the disappearance of Eva Braun. I would like to have seen an epilogue of some sort to wrap things up. Since Wallace has supposedly passed away, I guess I can't look forward to more books by him. However, the book is a quick read, although not nearly as good as some others I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Irving Wallace is a wonderful story teller.
otterly More than 1 year ago
Mr. Wallace and his daughter have crafted a fascinating "What if Hitler and Eva Lived" scenario. The father of the main character is killed in what was not an accident, leaving her to complete their manuscript. Joined by several others, she receives permission to excavate the Fuhrer's bunker in Berlin. She encounters the woman who had been Eva Braun Hitler, and is in danger of being killed herself. THe Wallaces have made a great story. Lovers of WWII history would probably like this. I might read other books by these two, and it would make a good selection for a book club discussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out a little slow but wound up really rolling.... couldn't put it down!
William_Penn More than 1 year ago
This book, along with The Chapman Report, is one of the better of the 33 books Wallace published, translated into 31 languages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read! Good book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
"Suspenseful & gripping! A real page turner!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago