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Traitor's Gate by Michael Ridpath
  

Traitor's Gate

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A fast-paced novel a little out of the norm for this author. It successfully mixes history with fiction, makes the political machinations of both sides understandable and interesting and paints a disturbing picture of life under the fascist regime for it all eventually centres on a plot to assassinate Hitler. Despite knowing the outcome it is our involvement with the main players that keeps us glued to the page. This is gripping throughout.

If you like Michael Ridpath you might also like to read books by Joel Dicker, Peter May and Robert Harris.

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Traitor's Gate by Michael Ridpath

Arriving in Nazi Germany, Englishman Conrad de Lancey feels 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.

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'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

'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

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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Publication date

2nd January 2014

Author

Michael Ridpath

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781781851821

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