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Traitor's Gate

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June 2013 eBook of the Month.

A nerve-shredding, intelligent thriller based around the first plot to kill Hitler, the story of a secret conflict ignited on the eve of World War Two.

A 'Piece of Passion' from Nicolas Cheetham, Digital Publisher, Head of Zeus...
'Michael has taken a 'well-known' period of history and crafted something new, injecting an excruciating tension into a story where we already know -- or think we do -- the ending, immersing us so deeply in Berlin 1938 that we lose our historical hindsight, creating a climax that not only gets the heart racing, but is also morally satisfying and intellectually stimulating.' Click here to read the full comment.

A new and exciting direction change for this bestselling thriller writer.

If you like Michael Ridpath you might also like to read books by Alan Furst, Kesrtin Ekman and Peter Swainson.

Synopsis

Traitor's Gate by Michael Ridpath

Conrad de Lancey has seen enough of evil: the shadow of fear on the faces of innocents; the roar of tanks through empty streets; the sudden lull before the slaughter begins. Franco's bloody insurrection taught this Englishman all about hell. Arriving in his mother's country, the now Nazi Germany, Conrad is sick at heart. Even Berlin - infamous haven of decadence and vice - salutes fascism. Himmler's black-shirted troops rule the city, and every German arm bears a Swastika. But does every German heart belong to Hitler? When Conrad is arrested by the Gestapo on suspicion of spying, he is rescued by Theo, an old friend from university, now a lieutenant of the Wehrmacht. Together they are drawn into a world of danger and deceit, of plots, paranoia and intrigue where the brave few are united by a single ambition: to free the fatherland from the Fuhrer.

Reviews

'A persuasive period-set novel that boasts all the intellectual rigour and sheer storytelling nous that distinguishes Michael Ridpath's best work'
Good Book Guide

. 'Ridpath's novel carries all the hallmarks of his previous books, with the tension building ever-tighter
Daily Mail

. 'A Frederick Forsyth of our time
John Lawton

. 'A fascinating story, compellingly told
Simon Brett

. 'It takes rare skill to inject so much suspense into a story with an outcome we thought we knew, but Ridpath's mix of wonderfully skilled plotting, fast paced narrative and atmospheric period detail combine to make this a compelling and hugely satisfying read
Chris Ewan

. 'Brilliant ... the writing is typical top-calibre Ridpath, the pace relentless, the research impeccable, the characters compelling and beautifully crafted. Every page is a gem
Craig Russell

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About the Author

Michael Ridpath

Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2013

Author

Michael Ridpath

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9781781851807

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