In August 1940, nothing occurred at Shingle Bay - at least, not officially. And what didn't happen was sealed under official classifications until 2040 by Winston Churchill. But when Major Guy Pentecross was asked to speak to a German man dying in hospital, and was warned off by a mysterious Sergeant Green, he wondered why, and why the dying man had said one word only - "Ubermensch". In 1941, Standartenfuhrer Hans Streicher of the SS is overseeing an archaeological excavation in France, reporting directly to Himmler. And whatever Himmler is doing, it has frightened the Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess sufficiently to take flight to England, where Guy Pentecross again comes up against a wall of silence. But this time he's determined to find out what's going on, and why.
Every story I've read by Justin Richards in the Doctor Who genre has always been top notch, and this book, not Doctor Who but a whole new creation is no exception. The writing is brilliant, the story is absolutely fantastic. This is a brilliantly conceived look at World War II from a whole new perspective. The author has been extremely clever in seamlessly weaving together established history and real people, events and concepts with a brilliantly thought out notion of another player in this period of World history. What or who they are, and what they may want is yet to be established. At the end of this book the scene is set for a great sequel (hopefully many more) as we wait to find out what happens next. If you are a fan of Justin Richard's writing, or if you just enjoy great thriller/historical/sci-fi novels, full of action, great characters and wonderful narrative, you must read this book - you will not be disappointed.