The Runner by Christopher Reich

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Christopher Reich dazzled readers and defied expectations with his New York Times bestseller, Numbered Account, a breathtaking classic of modern suspense. Now Reich returns to the world of international thrillers with a no-holds-barred powerhouse of a novel set against the seething backdrop of post—World War II Germany....

July 1945. U.S. attorney Devlin Judge has come to Europe as part of an international tribunal to try Nazi war criminals. But Judge has his own personal agenda: to find Erich Siegfried Seyss, the man responsible for his brother’s death.

An SS officer and former Olympic sprinter, Seyss has just escaped from a POW camp, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. But he won’t escape Devlin Judge.

Between the two men are miles of German countryside ... and the beautiful daughter of one of Nazi Germany’s most powerful families — a woman loved by them both.

But as Judge hunts his prey across a devastated nation, he finds himself caught up in a staggering conspiracy. Because Erich Seyss is no rogue SS killer. He is a man running a final race to make one last, unforgettable contribution to the Fatherland. And he is acting on orders from the last person anyone would ever suspect.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Christopher Reich's The Prince of Risk.
 

About Christopher Reich

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Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account. He lives in Encinitas, California.www.christopherreich.com
 
Published August 20, 2002 by Dell. 512 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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The Runner ($26.95; Mar. 7; 448 pp.; 0-385-33366-8): The second thriller from Reich (Numbered Account, 1997) takes us into a devastated Germany in the years immediately following WWII, where the American ex-cop Devlin Judge is searching for Nazi war criminal Erich Seyss, recently escaped from an ...

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Reich's first novel, Numbered Account, did remarkably well for a debut. Unfortunately, Reich has hit upon a stale notion for his follow-up, and although the book moves along smartly, it feels mechanic

Feb 28 2000 | Read Full Review of The Runner

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Reich's first novel, Numbered Account, did remarkably well for a debut. Unfortunately, Reich has hit upon a stale notion for his follow-up, and although the book moves along smartly, it feels mechanic

Feb 28 2000 | Read Full Review of The Runner

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