Hunting the Hangman

by Howard Linskey

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LoveReading View on Hunting the Hangman

A truly fascinating and totally engrossing read about the assassination plot against one of the most feared and hideous Nazi leaders of the Second World War. This may be classed as a work of fiction, yet it is seeped, in fact absolutely saturated in fact. Reinhard Heydrich was feared by his colleagues, known variously as the Butcher of Prague and The Hangman, and as reported heir to Hitler he became the target of Operation Anthropoid. Various quotes head each chapter, their authors range from Winston Churchill, to Hitler and Himmler, each made me stop and think before I continued with the tale. The authenticity of the work spills from the pages, the imagined dialogue becomes so real, I found myself alongside the men tasked with the assassination, and even by the side of the dreaded Heydrich himself. ‘Hunting the Hangman’, took me on a journey of unimaginable intensity, I felt total disbelief and horror, awe and admiration, in this convincing and gripping read. ~ Liz Robinson

A 'Piece of Passion' from the author...

'Operation Anthropoid; the mission to assassinate Nazi General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, has long been a personal obsession. Two astonishingly brave men, Joseph Gabcik and Jan Kubis, were trained by the British SOE to attempt to kill a man who had executed thousands and was personally tasked with implementing the holocaust for Adolf Hitler.

Their courage and the enormous obstacles they faced inspired me to spend over three years researching and writing this book and even more striving to get it published. Now, finally, here is their incredible true story. I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.' ~ Howard Linskey

Liz Robinson

Hunting the Hangman Synopsis

Bestselling author Howard Linskey’s fifteen year fascination with the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the holocaust, has produced a meticulously researched, historically accurate thriller with a plot that echoes The Day of the Jackal and The Eagle has Landed.

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on a man so evil even fellow SS officers referred to him as the 'Blond Beast’. In Prague he was known as the Hangman. Hitler, who called him 'The Man with the Iron Heart', considered Heydrich to be his heir, and entrusted him with the implementation of the ‘Final Solution’ to the Jewish question: the systematic murder of eleven million people.

In 1942 two men were trained by the British SOE to parachute back into their native Czech territory to kill the man ruling their homeland. Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik risked everything for their country. Their attempt on Reinhard Heydrich’s life was one of the single most dramatic events of the Second World War, with horrific consequences for thousands of innocent people.

Hunting the Hangman is a tale of courage, resilience and betrayal with a devastating finale. Based on true events, the story reads like a classic World War Two thriller and is the subject of two big-budget Hollywood films that coincide with the anniversary of Operation Anthropoid.

Hunting the Hangman Press Reviews

'One of the most commanding crime fiction practitioners at work today' - Financial Times

'Linskey has a light touch and exuberantly memorable storytelling' - Sunday Express

Linskey's deceptively simple and mild style conceals a powerful punch' - Literary Review

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ISBN: 9781843449508
Publication date: 25/05/2017
Publisher: No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843449508
Publication date: 25th May 2017
Author: Howard Linskey
Publisher: No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Second World War fiction,

About Howard Linskey

Howard Linskey is the author of three novels in the David Blake crime series published by No Exit Press, The Drop, The Damage and The Dead. Harry Potter producer, David Barron optioned a TV adaptation of The Drop, which was voted one of the Top Five Thrillers of the Year by The Times. The Damage was voted one of The Times' Top Summer Reads. He is also the author of No Name Lane, Behind Dead Eyes and The Search, the first three books in a crime series set in the north east of England featuring journalists Tom Carney & Helen ...

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