Blood of the Reich

By William Dietrich
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780061989186, 432pp.)

Publication Date: July 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Paperback

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Description

In Blood of the Reich, critically acclaimed and bestselling author William Dietrich weaves two stories separated by place and time yet deeply intertwined by the dangerous secret they share.

On the eve of World War II, explorer Kurt Raeder receives orders from ReichsfÜhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler to set out from Berlin in search of a legendary energy source hidden among the mountains of Tibet—one that could bring victory to the Nazis. Only one man can stop Raeder and his team of SS officers: wealthy American zoologist Benjamin Hood. Together with aviatrix Beth Calloway, he must race to the Buddhist kingdom before the tides of history run red with blood.

Decades later, in present-day Seattle, software publicist Rominy Pickett is saved from certain death by a mysterious journalist who claims to know the truth about her family. Rominy’s history and courage hold the key to defeating, once and for all, the evil forces again on the rise.

Moving from the remote woods of the Pacific Northwest to the underground laboratories of the CERN supercollider in France and Switzerland and to the mystical temples of Tibet, Blood of the Reich is a white-knuckle thrill ride filled with adventure, authentic historical detail, and unforgettable characters. This is William Dietrich at his very best.




About the Author

William Dietrich is the author of eleven novels, including Napoleon’s Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, The Dakota Cipher, and The Barbary Pirates. Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Washington State.




Praise For Blood of the Reich

“Dietrich’s superior stylistics keep the reader on track with the back-and-forth plots in this engrossing action/adventure novel that crosses the decades and circles the globe. If you’re partial to the novels of James Rollins and/or Boyd Morrison, then you’ll love this one.”
-Yahoo! Shine
-Bookloons.com

“In BLOOD OF THE REICH, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Dietrich has created a fascinating, fast-paced thriller rich in historic detail and modern technology, with heavy doses of suspense, a dash of romance and a cast of memorable characters worth rooting for.”
-Bookreporter.com

“[A] diverting thriller from Dietrich. Plenty of chases, deadly confrontations, and startling revelations keep the pages turning.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Blood of the Reich showcases [Dietrich’s] best skills, marrying riveting historical set pieces to a modern, taut thriller. Evocative and deadly, bloody and harrowing, this book left me breathless and churning through the last pages until its jaw-dropping climax. Not to be missed.”
-James Rollins, author of The Devil Colony

“[Dietrich’s] compulsively readable Blood of the Reich takes off from a real (and really bizarre) event—a Nazi expedition to Tibet that hoped to discover the Aryan race’s origins.”
-Seattle Times

“Dietrich has created a wonderful web of intrigue, using history, vibrantly depicted settings, and great character development that leaves the reader unsure of whom to trust until the very end. Fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will definitely add this to their holds list.”
-Library Journal (starred review)

“Dietrich has created a wonderful web of intrigue, using history, vibrantly depicted settings, and great character development that leaves the reader unsure of whom to trust until the very end. Fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will definitely add this to their holds list.”
-Romantic Times Book Review

“Blood of the Reich is something new for William Dietrich. A foray into the modern world of the international thriller—loaded with secrets, conspiracies, action, adventure—but with all of the rich scope and history we’ve come to expect from a Dietrich book. Top-notch entertainment.”
-Steve Berry, author of The Jefferson Key

“Dietrich’s background as a naturalist and historian allow him to successfully create outlandish plots against authentic, real world settings...[Blood of the Reich] sets its sights high and never fails to deliver.”
-New York Journal of Books

“William Dietrich has a knack for working interesting historic episodes into a thrilling story…The action is nonstop, and the locations are fascinating…an absorbing read.”
-Skagit Daily Herald

“Told in alternating chapters-past and present-the story is at once a fast-paced historical adventure and a gripping modern-day thriller. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a ripping yarn.”
-Booklist

“True to form, many of the facts Dietrich peppers in this gripping read relate to real-life events. This attention to detail [is] part of what makes what the writer has to say all the more compelling.”
-Cascadia Weekly

“Dietrich takes the reader on a roller coaster ride. The history and plotting are excellent and all the elements of a fine thriller are present. Fans of this genre of novel will love this fast paced book.”
-Mystery One

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