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Pantheon

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A truth unearthed by Jonathan Freedland, who writes under the pseudonym Sam Bourne, is the idea at the centre of this explosive WW2 thriller. While we thought we were fighting a morally repugnant enemy who believed in the ‘master race’ the idea behind it, ‘eugenics’, was supported by some of the most influential British and American intellectual and political elite of the time. An unwitting Oxford don finds himself personally involved in this previously hidden aspect of WW2 when his wife and child are kidnapped.

If you like Sam Bourne you might also like to read books by P J Tracy, Dan Brown and Michael Cordy.

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Synopsis

Pantheon by Sam Bourne

The darkest secrets of World War II! finally revealed. The number one bestseller returns with his most explosive book to date. Europe is ablaze. America is undecided about joining the fight against Nazism. And James Zennor, a brilliant, troubled, young Oxford don is horrified.

He returns one morning from rowing to discover that his wife has disappeared with their young son, leaving only a note declaring her continuing love. A frantic search through wartime England leads James across the Atlantic and to one of America's greatest universities, its elite clubs and secret societies -- right to the heart of the American establishment. And in his hunt for his family, James unearths one of the darkest and deadliest secrets of a world at war!

Reviews

***** 'Shifting his focus from hi-tech present day conspiracies to a very dark chapter of the second world war, Bourne has proved he can more than rub shoulders with the likes of John Le Carre and Robert Harris.
Mirror

'Pantheon is a propulsive, satisfying novel which burns with moral indignation, earning Bourne his place at the thriller-writers' high table' Guardian

'Ingeniously constructed ! a page-turner which maintains the tension'
Observer

'An intelligent thriller with a vividly drawn wartime atmosphere'
Independent

'A compelling story that combines the personal traumas of war, its headline dramas and the tragic tension that can arise between them. A disturbing delight.'
A D Miller, author of SNOWDROPS

About the Author

Sam Bourne

Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of Jonathan Freedland, award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He has written a weekly column for the Guardian since 1997, having previously served as the paper’s Washington correspondent, and presents Radio 4’s contemporary history programme, The Long View.

The most successful male thriller writer in the UK today, Sam Bourne’s first novel The Righteous Men was a Richard and Judy Summer Read in 2006 and a No. 1 bestseller, selling over 600,000 copies in paperback. His three subsequent novels, The Last Testament, The Final Reckoning and The Chosen One have all been Sunday Times Top Five bestsellers.

Author photograph © Eamonn McCabe 2011

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Book Info

Publication date

5th July 2012

Author

Sam Bourne

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www.jonathanfreedland.com/

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780007413645

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