The Odessa File

The Odessa File

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When an elderly German Jew commits suicide, he leaves behind a diary that eventually falls into the hands of eager young journalist Peter Miller. In its pages, Miller reads descriptions of inhuman cruelty, torture, and remorseless mass murder committed during World Warr II by SS captain Eduard Roschmann--now known as the "Butcher of Riga" and a wanted fugitive. Horrified, Miller vows to hunt down Roschmann and bring him to justice. But Roschmann is not alone. He is part of something much more ominous: Odessa, an organization of former SS fanatics formed to protect and support its fugitive members around the globe.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2012
ISBN: 9780451239396
0451239393
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: xviii, 344 pages ;,21 cm

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wyenotgo
Aug 28, 2015

This is quite different from the usual Forsyth fare: No spies here, although there is certainly no shortage of villans and subversive scheming going on. The arch-enemies here are neo-Nazis. His hero this time is also quite different from the robust types often created by Forsyth; he's a somewhat nebulous second-rate journalist who seems to be getting himself involved way over his head in a situation for which he is ill-equipped. And his motivation for undertaking such a risky enterprise remains a mystery, causing a reader to wonder if he's just a dilettante or if there's more to the story; there is.

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stewstealth
Apr 06, 2014

Fairly well written spy thriller set in 1960's Germany with ex Nazi's being the antagonists. A good beach/airplane book. Worth it for anyone who is interested in the subject.

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