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.
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None of this is surprising because, whilst the 'what if?' device employed to good effect in Robert Harris' FATHERLAND was a legitimate attempt to envisage how a German victory might have changed history, in this novel it appears to be simply an excuse for a bunch of mercenaries to romp around cen...| Read Full Review of The Afrika Reich: A Novel
But they have been excluded from economic and political influence, burdened by AIDS and deprived of the means of fighting it, condemned to fight out the consequences of empire in civil wars whose vast and imaginative violence make Saville’s book look like child’s play.| Read Full Review of The Afrika Reich: A Novel
Perhaps Jewish people are so busy being grateful that the Nazis actually lost in 1945 that there just isn't the emotional energy to write books pretending the Nazis had won?!Aug 04 2011 | Read Full Review of The Afrika Reich: A Novel
Friend of The Update, Guy Saville, has a new hardcover and e-book edition of his novel The Afrika Reich coming out on February 12, 2013 in the United States and featuring a new cover.Jan 25 2013 | Read Full Review of The Afrika Reich: A Novel
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