Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Release date: 20 January 2022
Back cover blurb: 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...
What if Hitler had survived the War?
It's a question that has been asked time and time again, but in the late summer of 1945 with the War barely over, the answer to that question could change everything.
With several high profile Nazi leaders still on the loose, and others awaiting trial, finding Hitler and bringing him to justice would be the highlight of Tom Wilde's career.
Except Tom Wilde is gearing up for the new term in his role as a Cambridge professor, and not prepared to go back to Europe as a spy. But his former boss has other ideas, and assigns him a colleague for his mission.
Hitler is said to be alive, secreted deep in the Alps, awaiting his next move. Tom must speak to those who are currently detained, and find those who are missing. The members of the party, the ones in the Berlin bunker who saw out the last days of the War with him .... The ones who knew him best.
Some are said to have fled to other countries, some seemingly vanished without a trace. But Tom knows in order to find Hitler he must tread carefully. Because if he is alive, then he is being protected, and if he's found out, then Tom and his colleagues lives are very much in danger.
The Man in the Bunker is a fast paced thrill of a read for anyone who loves historical fiction, WWII Fiction and alternate history theories...
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