Andrew Rosenheim - Author

About the Author

Andrew Rosenheim was born in Chicago and came to England as a Rhodes Scholar in 1977. He has lived near Oxford ever since. He is the author of eight novels, including The Informant, Fear Itself, Without Prejudice, Keeping Secrets and Stillriver, and a memoir, The Secrets of Carriage H.

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Featured books by Andrew Rosenheim

The Informant

The Informant

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Autumn 1941: most of the world is at war. America is hovering on the brink. Special Agent James Nessheim is stuck in Hollywood, working as an adviser to a studio making pro-FBI movies. And then one his key informants, Japanese-American Billy Osaka, asks to see him urgently. But before they can meet, Osaka vanishes. Nessheim's search for Osaka takes him to a Mob-run gambling club, through the dense streets of LA's Little Tokyo, from the seamy San Pedro docks to the hill-top ranch of a Communist sympathiser. As Nessheim begins to unravel Osaka's deadly secrets, he uncovers a chilling conspiracy to push America into the war. But other people are looking for Osaka too, and are prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way. A lethal race is on.

The Informant

The Informant

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2013

Los Angeles, September 1941. With the Nazis occupying Europe, and their armies now halfway across Russia, America hovers on the brink of war. Tensions are also rising in the Far East, and in California fears grow of a Pacific Coast invasion. There is mounting anxiety about the loyalty of the state's own Japanese population. But back in Washington D.C., Director J. Edgar Hoover is more concerned about promoting the image of the FBI than about preparing for war, and dispatches Special Agent Nessheim to Hollywood to help make pro-FBI movies. Then in a clandestine meeting with Nessheim's boss, Harry Guttman, a State Department official reveals that he has been asked by the Russians to pass on classified information. Guttman uncovers a California connection to this espionage attempt, and assigns Nessheim to investigate. Nessheim's mission is complicated by the disappearance of his key informant, Billy Osaka. Other people are looking for Osaka too. The search for him takes Nessheim to a studio head's mansion in Beverly Hills, a high-class gambling club, LA's Little Tokyo, and the Santa Barbara ranch of wealthy Communist sympathisers. With his own life under threat, Nessheim discovers a deadly conspiracy designed to push America into the War.

Other books by Andrew Rosenheim

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

It's the late 1930s in an America slowly pulling itself out of the Depression. War is threatening in Europe, but in America, with forty million citizens of German ancestry, there is great pressure to stay out of the fight. Jimmy Nessheim, a young Special Agent in the fledgling FBI, is assigned to infiltrate a new German-American organisation known as the Bund. Ardently pro-Nazi, it is conspiring to sabotage President Roosevelt's efforts to stop Hitler's advance. But as Nessheim's investigation takes him into the very heart of the Bund, it becomes increasingly clear that something far more sinister is at work, something that seems to lead directly to the White House. Drawn into the centre of Washington's high society, Nessheim finds himself caught up in a web of political intrigue and secret lives. But as he moves closer to the truth, an even more lethal plot emerges, one that could rewrite history in the most catastrophic of ways... Set in the tense years before the Second World War, Fear Itself offers a rich depiction of history as it was - and as it might have been. A compelling thriller, it tells the riveting story of a plot that had the potential to change the world

Little Tokyo Informant

Little Tokyo Informant

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

Autumn, 1941. At a secret meeting in Washington, FBI Assistant Director Harry Guttman is told that the Soviet Union has been infiltrating the highest levels of the United States government.Fifty thousand dollars has been wired by Russian intelligence officers in New York to a Japanese bank in Los Angeles, but the trail goes cold. Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim knows a local informant who's willing to help, but he vanishes mysteriously overnight. Nessheim's frantic search leads him through the dense streets of LA's Little Tokyo to a risky undercover gambit in Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese surprise attack.

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

Set in the tense and uncertain years before World War II,Fear Itselffollows Jimmy Nessheim, a young Special Agent in the fledgling FBI, as he goes undercover to infiltrate a new German-American organization known as the Bund.Ardently pro-Nazi, the Bund is conspiring to sabotage American efforts against Adolf Hitler. But it becomes increasingly clear that something far more sinister is at work, something that seems to lead directly to the White House. As Nessheim moves closer to the truth, an even more lethal plot emerges, one that could rewrite history.

Accidental Agent

Accidental Agent

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

The spellbinding conclusion to the Jimmy Nessheim trilogy, by the author ofFear ItselfFall, 1942. In the midst of war, Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim has asked for extended leave from the FBI. Becoming a law student at the University of Chicago seems like the perfect way to re-enter normal civilian life. But the University of Chicago is home to more than an erstwhile FBI agent. Deep under the stands at Staff Field, renowned scientist Enrico Fermi is beginning work on what will become known as the Manhattan Project, research that could not only change the course of the war, but change the face of war itself. Perfectly placed to assist, Nessheim is persuaded by his superiors to return to duty to guard this precious research. Soon he begins to suspect a Nazi infiltrator has gained access to the project, and he must track down the traitor. Almost simultaneously, Nessheim's old flame Madison, an heiress with left-wing sympathies, finds him in Chicago. But is her reappearance a coincidence? Drawn once again into a web of international intrigue, Nessheim faces his most deadly threat yet.

Holly Lester

Holly Lester

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

James Billings is a West End art dealer struggling to make ends meet, when out of the blue Holly Lester, wife of the Labour Party leader, steps into his gallery. As they embark on an illicit affair, Billings soon finds himself drawn into the ruthless world of power politics that sweeps Holly's husband into Number Ten - and threatens to destroy Billings' own reputation and career. In the late 1990s rumours circulated of a provocative new work of fiction scrutinizing Britain's politics from the inside. Here at last is the satirical romp, dubbed `the British Primary Colors,' that had publications from the Observer to the Sunday Times racing to find out who wrote it. For those who remember the early halcyon days of New Labour, this novel will bring back memories; for those too young to know better, it will provide an intriguing education.

The Informant

The Informant

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Autumn 1941: most of the world is at war. America is hovering on the brink. Special Agent James Nessheim is stuck in Hollywood, working as an adviser to a studio making pro-FBI movies. And then one his key informants, Japanese-American Billy Osaka, asks to see him urgently. But before they can meet, Osaka vanishes. Nessheim's search for Osaka takes him to a Mob-run gambling club, through the dense streets of LA's Little Tokyo, from the seamy San Pedro docks to the hill-top ranch of a Communist sympathiser. As Nessheim begins to unravel Osaka's deadly secrets, he uncovers a chilling conspiracy to push America into the war. But other people are looking for Osaka too, and are prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way. A lethal race is on.

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

It's the late 1930s in an America slowly pulling itself out of the Depression. War is threatening in Europe, but in America, with forty million citizens of German ancestry, there is great pressure to stay out of the fight. Jimmy Nessheim, a young Special Agent in the fledgling FBI, is assigned to infiltrate a new German-American organisation known as the Bund. Ardently pro-Nazi, it is conspiring to sabotage President Roosevelt's efforts to stop Hitler's advance. But as Nessheim's investigation takes him into the very heart of the Bund, it becomes increasingly clear that something far more sinister is at work, something that seems to lead directly to the White House. Drawn into the centre of Washington's high society, Nessheim finds himself caught up in a web of political intrigue and secret lives. But as he moves closer to the truth, an even more lethal plot emerges, one that could rewrite history in the most catastrophic of ways...Set in the tense years before the Second World War, Fear Itself offers a rich depiction of history as it was - and as it might have been. A compelling thriller, it tells the riveting story of a plot that had the potential to change the world.

Without Prejudice

Without Prejudice

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Late one night, Robert Danziger receives an unexpected call from a childhood friend, Duval Morgan. Duval has spent more than twenty years in an Illinois state penitentiary for the horrific rape and assault of a young nurse. Now he is finally out. Robert has recently returned to his native city of Chicago to make a fresh start - but Duval is a voice from the past, and from a childhood Robert would rather forget. Robert reluctantly agrees to meet him, and is astonished to find he is proclaiming his innocence. But as Duval gradually starts to spend more time with the Danziger family, befriending Robert's wife Anna and young daughter Sophie, Robert's trust is pushed to the limit and he finds himself wondering what his old friend really wants. When Anna, a lawyer, takes up Duval's cause, Robert is reluctant to encourage her, for reasons he's not entirely sure of himself. Then just as Anna's investigations into the rape case start to make progress, Duval disappears.

Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets

Author: Andrew Rosenheim Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2006

It was his hideout, but now he did not feel safe at all. The birds had suddenly gone quiet, and the boy was certain the man was in the woods below him. And then a voice fractured the unnatural hush. 'I know you're in there.' The voice was harsh but high-pitched, sounding strained. It chilled the boy. Thirty years ago, Jack Renoir's idyllic childhood on his uncle's California apple farm was shattered when he witnessed a brutal murder. With a single shot, his life changed forever. Three decades later, Renoir is a man preoccupied with secrets and lies - a man who's forgotten how to trust. But when Kate Palmer walks into his San Francisco office, his carefully-controlled world is turned upside down. As his defences dissolve, Renoir moves to England with Kate to make a new start. But old habits die hard, and he is soon drawn into a murky world he hoped he had left behind for good. When his efforts to help Kate backfire, Renoir finds his unresolved past threatening to destroy his future...

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