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The Orchids

(1982)
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As the world closes in around them, two Nazis hide out in a tropical paradise

The servants sense something strange about the two old men. They are not sure what business Dr. Langhof and Dr. Ludtz have in El Caliz, but they are certain that whatever they do in their colonial mansion is the work of the devil. Although they do not know the specifics of the two men's crimes, the servants are right to suspect something sinister.
 
The men are Nazis, fugitives from international law who fled to this South American haven in the chaotic days after World War II. Langhof brought with him a cache of stolen diamonds, with which he bought their safety from the small nation's corrupt president. He passes his days cultivating a stunning greenhouse full of orchids, and meditating on the evil acts that fill his past. For now they are safe, but fate has many ways of dealing out justice.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Orchids
Author(s): Thomas H Cook
ISBN: 0-395-32503-X / 978-0-395-32503-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

October 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: The Orchids
Author(s): Thomas H Cook
ISBN: 1-55554-036-8 / 978-1-55554-036-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paj Pubn
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Orchids, The
Author(s): Thomas H Cook
ISBN: 1-5318-1566-9 / 978-1-5318-1566-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Orchids
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December 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Orchids
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Title: The Orchids
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June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orchids
Author(s): Thomas H Cook
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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September 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orchids
Author(s): Thomas H Cook
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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