Fatherland Cover


By Robert Harris

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812977219, 338pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2006

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb.
As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth -- a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

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About the Author
Robert Harris was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He has been a reporter on the BBC's "Newsnight" and "Panorama" programmes, Political Editor of the "Observer," and a columnist on "The Sunday Times." He is the author of five non-fiction books in addition to his bestselling fiction, which includes Archangel," "Enigma and Fatherland. He lives in Newbury, Berkshire. "From the Paperback edition."