The Afrika Reich

The Afrika Reich

A Novel

Book - 2013
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From Guy Saville, the explosive new thriller of a world that so nearly existed

Africa, 1952. More than a decade has passed since Britain's humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to the war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler.

The swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Britain and a victorious Nazi Germany have divided the continent. The SS has crushed the native populations and forced them into labor. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies. For almost a decade an uneasy peace has ensued.

Now, however, the plans of Walter Hochburg, messianic racist and architect of Nazi Africa, threaten Britain's ailing colonies.

Sent to curb his ambitions is Burton Cole: a one-time assassin torn between the woman he loves and settling an old score with Hochburg. If he fails unimaginable horrors will be unleashed on the continent. No one - black or white - will be spared.

But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton must flee for his life.

It is a flight that will take him from the unholy ground of Kongo to SS slave camps to war-torn Angola - and finally a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of The Afrika Reich itself.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780805095937
0805095934
Characteristics: 379 p. ; 24 cm.

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BCD2013 May 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
What would the world be like if World War II ended with a British defeat at Dunkirk and the Germans conquered the heart of Africa?
- Selection Team

tophergraceless Aug 15, 2013

if you filmed a "Die Hard" movie in an alternate reality wherein the Nazis had won the war and took over Africa and did horrible things there, you would have this book. It is entertaining and well researched. This research, coupled with some interesting observations, help give meat to the story which is, for the most part, one action scene strung after another. Which is a bit repetitive. also just about every action movie trope is there. Not a bad book, just a touch cliched.

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AlmadenAFS
Mar 20, 2013

I had a hard time keeping my mind on the story. I would wonder off and try to think back to where certain colonies had been located as compared to what and where the author was placing ficticious countries. A geography history buff would enjoy this. On a whole a good read.

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