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The Man in the Bunker by Rory Clements
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Source: Compulsive Readers
About The Book
Germany, late summer 1945 – The war is over but the country is in ruins. Millions of refugees and holocaust survivors strive to rebuild their lives in displaced persons camps. Millions of German soldiers and SS men are held captive in primitive conditions in open-air detention centres. Everywhere, civilians are desperate for food and shelter. No one admits to having voted Nazi, yet many are unrepentant.
Adolf Hitler is said to have killed himself in his Berlin bunker. But no body was found – and many people believe he is alive. Newspapers are full of stories reporting sightings and theories. Even Stalin, whose own troops captured the bunker, has told President Truman he believes the former Führer is not dead. Day by day, American and British intelligence officers subject senior members of the Nazi regime to gruelling interrogation in their quest for their truth.
Enter Tom Wilde – the Cambridge professor and spy sent in to find out the truth…
Some books, the plot is so interesting that you have to read it. “The Man In The Bunker” is a deep and thoughtful book, impossible to forget.
The historians say that history always repeats themself, that if we forget it will be like it never happened. I think that this book for me has been a little reminder of what the Second World War meant to humanity. The good and the bad, how it completely changed people and how even if all the atrocities happened, some people still thought that the SS did good.
The story is based a few months after Hitler and his wife committed suicide, it seems that there’s a rumor that they didn’t die, so, the Americans ask for help to the University Professor Tom Wilde, to discover the truth. He will have the help of a young Jewish British army Lieutenant, Mozes Heck, who will put a very human voice and perspective to the story.
This is the 6th book of the Tom Wilde series, but you can read it as standalone, I suppose there are some personal connections and characters that are in the different stories, but you will not feel lost or missing anything.
I really don’t want to talk much about the plot, I think that only the thought that Hitler could be alive and trying to restore his Reich is scary and intriguing to make any reader want to read the book. But I loved all the different characters that Wilde and Heck find during their journey; some good, some bad, some not really wanting to know the truth… A very well plotted story that keeps you guessing till the end.
Are you ready to find “The Man in the Bunker”?
About The Author
Rory Clements has had a long and successful newspaper career, including being features editor and associate editor of Today, editor of the Daily Mail’s Good Health Pages, and editor of the health section at the Evening Standard. He now writes full-time in an idyllic corner of Norfolk, England.