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Leaves you wondering 'Did it happen?'
on 27 October 2003
William Diehl has done it again, 27 is one of the greatest works of historical fiction I have read. The book is certainly able to rival works by Frederic Forsythe, but what really gets me is that you are left wondering 'Did this actually happen?'
The book is set in Germany on the brink of the Second World War. Hitler and his associates have hatched a plan that could change the course of history, they could stop America entering the war, dooming the allies to be overrun by the iron fist of Nazi Germany. Only one man could stop this plan coming through, an American named Francis Keegan.
The research that has gone into this book is breath taking, Diehl literally transports you into Nazi controlled Germany leaving you believing you are with Hitler in Eagles Nest or with Keegan in Berlin. Diehl takes you through many famous and beautifully described areas of Germany and America during many historically significant moments. The plot is a roller coaster ride with many twists and turns full of thrills and chills that will leave you reading long into the night.
William Diehl has created a wild ride of action and suspense that is written with such clear detail it will leave you tearing through the pages as though your life depended upon it. In my own opinion this is one of the unsung heroes in Diehl's repertoire of books.
Basically this is one of the best fiction books I have read in a long time.