Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013.
A German businessman is the third to die: murdered in a seaside guesthouse. A note pinned on his body is addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favourite commando and once the most dangerous man in Europe, and warns Skorzeny that they are coming for him next. Lieutenant Albert Ryan is ordered by the Irish Minister of Justice to protect Skorzeny, but Ryan defied his parents and scandalised his home town to join the British Army and fight the Nazi regime. Can Ryan bring himself to protect a man who caused the deaths of thousands: a man who now lives safely in Ireland in the lap of luxury?
'Stuart Neville's books just get better and better and Ratlines is simply superb. A shocking moment in history is the backdrop to a hugely gripping thriller' -- Mark Billingham
'A Nazi-hunting thriller writhing with double and triple-crosses' Metro
'Accomplished, assured and expertly plotted...a seriously impressive piece of crime fiction, that lingers long in the memory' Independent on Sunday
'Ratlines is a belter: fast, furious, bloody and good' -- Ian Rankin
'A stunning depiction of what might have happened to one of Germany's senior Nazis...a first-rate story that seizes the imagination, and never lets go' Daily Mail
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
|Publication date:||1st August 2013|
|Publisher:||Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Stuart Neville’s first novel, The Twelve, was one of the most critically acclaimed crime debuts of recent years, winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best thriller. Collusion, Stolen Souls, Ratlines (shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger) and The Final Silence have garnered widespread praise, confirming his position as one of the most exciting crime authors writing today. Author pic © Greg Haire/HardLight Studio Maxim Jakubowski's view on Stuart Neville... THE TWELVE, Neville’s first novel (titled THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST in the USA) is an outstanding debut about a ...More About Stuart Neville