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Hitler's Peace

(2005)
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A stunning World War II "what if" thriller in which the fate of Europe-and of its remaining 3 million Jews-hangs in the balance.

Autumn 1943. Since Stalingrad, Hitler has known that Germany cannot win the war. The upcoming Allied conference in Teheran will set the ground rules for their second front-and for the peace to come. Realizing that the unconditional surrender FDR has demanded will leave Germany in ruins, Hitler has put out peace feelers. (Unbeknownst to him, so has Himmler, who is ready to stage a coup in order to reach an accord.) FDR and Stalin are willing to negotiate. Only Churchill refuses to listen.

At the center of this high-stakes game of deals and doubledealing is Willard Mayer, an OSS operative who has been chosen by FDR to serve as his envoy. He is the perfect foil for the steamy world of deception, betrayals, and assassinations that make up the moral universe of realpolitik. A cool, self-absorbed, emotionally distant womanizer with a questionable past, Mayer has embraced the stylish philosophy of the day, in which no values are fixed. In the course of the novel, his beliefs will be put to the ultimate test.

But as compelling as Mayer is, the key players in this drama-FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Hitler, as well as Himmler, Bormann, Molotov, and Schellenberg (with marvelous walk-ons by Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, and Evelyn Waugh)-are astonishingly true-to-life.

Hitler's Peace is Philip Kerr in top form. With his sure hand for pacing, his firm grasp of historical detail, and his explosively creative imagination about what might have been, he has fashioned a totally convincing thinking man's thriller in the great tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene.

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hitler's Peace
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-399-15269-5 / 978-0-399-15269-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hitler's Peace: A Novel of the Second World War
Author(s): Philip Kerr
ISBN: 0-14-303695-5 / 978-0-14-303695-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hitler's Peace
Author(s): Philip Kerr
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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